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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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The macaw spotted and reported on gulfnews.com has been claimed by a reader as his lost pet.
Edinburgh Zoo's animal collection manager Jo Elliot, who co-ordinates the European breeding programme for the species, said: "The red-fronted macaw is disappearing very rapidly.
He noted that such technical co-operation backed the mission done by the 'Brazilian National Action for the Blue Macaw', the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, and the Fazenda Cachoeira -- a local farm with expertise in the breeding of the macaw.
Brian's love for the macaw started when he was about nine years old.
Lahore Zoo Director Hassan Ali told this reporter that a macaw died on Feb 2 and the other on Jan 26.
Caption: Scarlet macaws. Powerful beaks let macaws crack open nuts and seeds.
We sampled food resources consumption by Blue-and-Yellow Macaws through direct observations, with the aid of an 8 x 40 binoculars, while walking the same transects described above.
When Blu's former owner Linda (Leslie Mann) and her husband, the Brazilian ornithologist, Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro), discover that there are more Spinx's macaws deep in the Amazon rain forest, Blu and his family set off on an adventure to find their own kind in the wilderness fully equipped with a faulty GPS navigator.
Rehman said that the most attractive pet bird at Souq Waqif was the Netherlands' macaw. Available in different colours and having the ability to mimic human voice, macaw was however, not the favourite of buyers because of its high cost, he pointed out.
More than 50 have been adopted so far this year, but there's a steady stream of parrots, macaws and cockatiels right behind them.
A parrot will cost you Dh150, while the macaw comes for around Dh10,000," a staff of the Small Horse Corporation, the company that set up a live animal corner at the exhibition, told XPRESS.
There are 23 species of macaws, and some of these have already become extinct while others are endangered.