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!

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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Military Macaw

Ara militaris

Military Macaws are found in mountainous forested areas where roosting flights can number 150 birds, but usually seen in small family groups of 10-20 birds. For years many of the parrot species were hard to sex and often being chosen by habits or size resulting in many supposed pairs being the same sex so...

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Umbrella Cockatoo

Cacatua alba

The Umbrella Cockatoo is also known as the White Cockatoo. Cockatoo is the English term for the Malayan word ‘Kokatua’, which was derived from the birds call. Cockatoos are known for their harsh calls and screams, and sometimes for their mimicking. Like some other parrot species they are able to...

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Golden Conure

Aratinga guarouba

Also known as the Queen of Bavaria Conure. The Golden Conure is isolated to a small area of Brazil and as its habitat is under constant threat the bird’s status is considered vulnerable. There is now an International Studbook held at Phoenix Zoo, Arizona. Birdland is part of the breeding...

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Blue & Gold Macaw parrot

Blue and Yellow Macaw

Ara ararauna

There are 17 species of Macaw ranging from the smallest, Red-shouldered Macaw 30cm(1ft) to the largest Hyacinthine Macaw 100cm(3.5ft). The Blue and Yellow Macaw is one of the more common species and regularly seen as a pet bird, however all species are vulnerable because of habitat destruction, pet trade etc....

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Moluccan Cockatoo

Cacatua moluccensis

The Moluccan Cockatoo is one of the largest species of cockatoo. They are found on the coast and inland where they congregate in flocks which can devastate cereal crops. For this reason they can be considered a pest and are often trapped and shot. Like many parrot species; they are often...

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