Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Hyacinth Macaw
Hyacinth Macaw

Scientific Name: Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

Category: Animal

Primary Layer: Emergent Layer

Fun Facts:

  • Estimates have put the remaining population in the wild as low as 2,500.
  • Their favorite food is palm nuts which requires them to use their impressive bills to open.
  • It can grow to a length of 40", and is the largest macaw.
  • They nest in holes in trees, laying 2-3 eggs per clutch.