Hyacinth Macaw

Hyacinth Macaw

Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay in South America.

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These tropical rainforest birds prefer palm swamps or semi-open wooded areas and they usually avoid dense humid rainforest.

Our Hyacinth Macaws

We have a male and a female Hyacinth Macaw. The male, Navy, hatched in 2018, and the female, Luna, in 2021.

The pair shares an aviary with a pair of Green-winged Macaws. This pair of birds joined the collection when we lost the beautiful Sky, Navy's first female. Fearing we would lose Navy before we could find him a new mate, we were fortunate enough to have these two birds for company.

They did a great job.


  • A female will usually lay a clutch of 1 - 4 eggs.
  • There could be as few as 2500 of these birds left in the wild.
  • Feathers from up to 10 hyacinth macaws are used to make a single Kayapo Indian headdress - another serious threat.
Biological Characteristics

Hyacinth macaws are the largest member of the parrot family and are very social birds, generally living in pairs or small groups. Pairs are extremely faithful and share the tasks of raising their young. Their natural lifespan is estimated to be 30 - 50 years or more and males tend to be much larger than females. 


VU = Vulnerable

VU = Vulnerable

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