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SPECIES INFO

The Chestnut-fronted Macaw or Severe Macaw (Ara severa) is one of the largest of the mini-macaws. It reaches a size of around 45 cm (18 in) of which around half is the length of the tail. This is the only mini-macaw to have feathers on the bare patches on its face which makes it look like the larger types of macaw.

The Chestnut-fronted or Severe Macaw is mostly green in colour with patches of red and blue on the wings. The head has a Chestnut brown patch just above the beak. The beak is black and the patches around the eyes are white with lines of small black feathers.

They can be found over a large part of Northern South America from Panama south into Amazonian Brazil and northern Bolivia.

Their lifespan is listed as anything from 30 to 80 years of age.

Breeding

The Chestnut-fronted Macaw nest in a hole in a tree. The eggs are white and there are usually two or three in a clutch. The female incubates the eggs for about 28 days, and the chicks fledge from the nest about 70 days after hatching.

Gallery

Chestnut-fronted Macaw

In an aviary

On a fence





                                     



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