The diet consists of seeds, fruits, nuts, berries and other vegetation found on treetops in the rainforests. Their beaks are well adapted for eating various seeds and nuts as they have the ability to break open the hardest of shells with relative ease.
will leave their roosts in flocks around dawn and head to their feeding areas. They will also visit heaps of clay known as ‘macaw licks’. Macaws will flock to feed on these clay deposits, which appear to detoxify the poisons found in the seeds and vegetation of the rest of their diet
The large strong beak is grey-black and the iris is yellow can often be heard long before they are seen. They are a very noisy bird making a variety of loud cracking and shrieking sounds, including a loud ‘kraa-aak’. The generally measures 70 – 80 centimeters in length.