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macaw:

see parrotparrot,
common name for members of the order Psittaciformes, comprising nearly 400 species of colorful birds, pantropical in distribution, including the parakeets. Parrots have large heads and short necks, strong feet with two toes in front and two in back (facilitating climbing
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macaw

[mə′kȯ]
(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for large South and Central American parrots of the genus Ara and related genera; individuals are brilliantly colored with a long tail, a hooked bill, and a naked area around the eyes.

macaw

any large tropical American parrot of the genera Ara and Anodorhynchus, having a long tail and brilliant plumage
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