Blue Gold Macaw

The Blue Gold Macaw, also known as the Blue and Yellow Macaw, is native to Central and South America, notably Venezuela, south to Peru, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Its range extends north to parts of Panama. It inhabits forests and woodlands. It is easily recognized by its gold coloured under parts and bright blue back.

They reach a length of 76 – 86 cm. (0 – 34 in.) and a weight of 0.9 – 1.5 kg. (2 – 3 lb.)
These birds congregate in flocks of a hundred or more. There is no definite leader in the flock. Pairs mate for life and can live for 60 years or more.

Their food consists of seeds, fruits and nuts. They nest in natural cavities high up in trees.

Blue Gold Macaw @ Safari Niagara

  • The three Blue Gold Macaws residing at Safari Niagara are named Bongo, Kitty and Tango.

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Ara
Species: Ara ararauna

Did you know?

  • A small introduced colony of Blue Gold Macaws was established in Miami – Dade County, Florida in the 1980’s and has continued to this day.