Blue & Gold Macaw parrot


Parrots are a large family group and are widely known as mimics and kept as pets. They range from the smallest parrotlet to the largest macaw. The larger species show their dexterity of being able to hold food in their claws and offer it to their beak for feeding. The beak and feet also allow them to climb and walk among the trees.

DID YOU KNOW: A group of parrots is called a Pandemonium!

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Rainbow Lorikeet at Birdland Park & Gardens

Rainbow Lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus

The Rainbow Lorikeet is also known as the Green-naped Lorikeet because of the colour on the back of the neck. Lorikeets have a brush-like surface on their tongues, which enables them to collect pollen and nectar from flowering plants.  They will eat seeds, but prefer a pollen/nectar based diet. We...

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Scarlet Macaw

Ara macao

The Scarlet Macaw is one of the larger macaws at 85cm ( 33.5 inches ) in length, also one of the most spectacular looking. Usually seen in pairs or family parties looking for food in the canopy of the forest. Macaws have a large powerful beak, which is mainly to give access...

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Red Front Macaw at Birdland Park & Gardens

Red-fronted Macaw

Ara rubrogenys

There are 17 species of macaw ranging from the smallest, the Red-shouldered Macaw 30cm to the largest Hyacinthine Macaw 100cm. Most species of macaw are under threat from deforestation and the pet and feather trade. The most critical, and near extinction, must be the Spix’s Macaw which until recently there was only...

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Our Parrots are kindly supported by…

  • Sarah Hennelly
  • Ancuta-Madalina Halici
  • Helen Beaumont
  • Alishia Beach
  • Isabelle Brinan and Joshua Harman
  • Sarah Marie Jones
  • Dalia Estrada-Pintel
  • Mr Banner
  • Evie Rose Higgins
  • Paul Lewis
  • Jean Young
  • Judith Cutler

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