Friday, March 18, 2011

Of all the parrot species, the Hyacinth Macaw is one of the most popular. It is the largest flying parrot in the world, and is characterized by its beautiful azure plumage along with distinct yellow skin around the beak, which is black, and eyes. The Hyacinth Macaw makes their nests in the holes of trees, usually laying one or two eggs, of which only one usually survives. Unfortunately, these beautiful birds are on the endangered species list. This is due to their immense popularity in the pet trade, which significantly impacts the number of wild Hyacinth Macaws, and to the fact that deforestation is reducing their natural habitat and limiting there choice of breeding spots. To learn more about Hyacinth Macaws you can visit this website.

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