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.
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.
In an aviary
On a fence