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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 neoplasm affecting the liver in this macaw were characteristic of a bile duct carcinoma.
Caption: Hyacinth macaw, named for its deep blue color
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I have performed many artificial inseminations in parrots over the years but none have been as special as the ones in the Spix," he said while recalling that as a boy, following the sad story of the disappearance of the Spix's macaw in the wild, he dreamt about becoming involved in its conservation.
Macaws can live 50 to 75 years and often outlive their owners.
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Macaws are homed in a vast cage, or "flight corridor," where they can move relatively freely ahead of their future release.
A team comprising two Orissa Police crime branch officers and a wildlife official is in Gurgaon to trace two rare macaws stolen from the Bhubaneswar zoo.
As with most macaws, the Scarlet Macaw's range is now fragmented and reduced due to habitat destruction and intense poaching for the pet trade (Snyder et al.
Government officials there wanted a dam, too, and the fact that it would threaten a unique population of jaguars, tapirs and critically endangered scarlet macaws didn't faze them.
They hope that understanding how macaws live will help efforts to save the birds.