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Updated by Randy Hilarski on May 11, 2021
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Five types of Macaw in Panama

Panama has so many different varieties of birds. People all over the world love to see the beauty of the Macaw. Here in Panama we have 5 types of Macaw.
Great Green Macaw
The Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus)

also known as Buffon’s Macaw or the Great Military Macaw, is a Central and South American parrot found in Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador. Great Green Macaws are the largest parrots in their natural range, averaging 85–90 cm (33–36 in) long and 1.3 kg (2.9 lb) in weight. They are mainly green and have a reddish forehead and pale blue lower back, rump and upper tail feathers. Tail is brownish red tipped with very pale blue.
Red and Green Macaw
The Red-and-green Macaw (Ara chloropterus) is a large, mostly red parrot with a long tail, conspicuous green upperwing coverts, and a large bill. It is most easily distinguished from the largely sympatric (i.e., geographically co-occurring) Scarlet Macaw (A. macao) by the fact that it has green upperwing coverts (bright yellow in Scarlet Macaw, although immature Red-and-green Macaws may show some yellowish green), red feathered lines on the twin white face patches, and a slightly larger size.
Scarlet Macaw
The Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) is a large, red, yellow and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. Macaws are the largest parrots in the world -- the body of the scarlet macaw from beak to tail can be as long as 33 inches. This beautiful macaw has a creamy white, almost featherless face, with bright red plumage covering most of its body, wings and long tail. Brilliant blue and yellow feathers also adorn the lower wings. The bird's strong beak is adapted to breaking hard nuts found in the rainforest.
Blue and Yellow Macaw
The Blue and Yellow Macaw, also known as the Blue-and-Gold Macaw, is a large blue (top parts) and yellow (under parts) South American parrot, a member of the large group of Neotropical parrots known as macaws. It inhabits forest and woodland of tropical South America. They are popular in aviculture because of their striking color, ability to talk, ready availability in the marketplace, and close bonding to human
Chestnut-Fronted Macaw
The Chestnut Fronted Macaw (Ara Severa)
They are also known as the Severe Macaw and they are considered to be a mini-macaw similar to the Hahn’s Macaw.

With green plumage with patches of red and blue under their wings, these macaws are mostly found in Central America, Panama, Bolivia, and Brazil. They grow to a size of about 18-20 inches, tip to tail, and they are not only very social birds but because they are highly intelligent, can be trained to speak in short sentences as well.