Blue-and-Gold Macaw

The blue-and-gold macawilliew is aptly named, with a gorgeous blue body and dark lemon-yellow chest, this is a bird that’s hard to miss. It also referred to as the blue-and-yellow macaw. This macaw has a green strip of feathers just above its black beak, and a partially naked face that will blush pink when it is excited. Its feet are dark gray or black, and it has a black “beard” of feathers just below its beak.

Native Region / Natural Habitat

Blue-and-gold macaws are native to South and Central America, where they inhabit forests and woodlands. Their range includes Venezuela south to Peru, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, as well as parts of Panama.

Personality & Behavior

Macaws are a force to be reckoned with.  Everything about them is big, from their voices to their attitudes.  Even the mini macaws are big … on the inside! Colorful and often raucous, they call attention to themselves even when quiet.  Although, to the uninitiated, macaws seem formidable and may bluster and carry on, those who share their lives with these magnificent friends know that they contain surprisingly soft and loving hearts and sensitive natures.  Macaw people adore their great friends to the very core of their being … and for good reason.  It only takes one gentle kiss from their giant beaks to open the stoniest of hearts.

Speech & Sounds

Like most macaws, the blue-and-gold macaw is capable of making loud, ear-piercing sounds and can be prone to bouts of screaming. You will not be able to hide this pet from a landlord, so understand the vocal abilities of this bird before you bring it home. There really is no way to make a screaming macaw cease and desist its vocalizations, especially around dusk, when parrots are most vocal. Blue-and-gold macaws are apt talkers, able to repeat simple words and phrases.