Hyacinthine Macaw

Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

This is a bird of Brazil, eastern Bolivia, and northeastern Paraguay. It's one of the largest parrots, with length which reaches 1 m. (39"). It has a very strong beak, even for a parrot, and can chew almost anything! It is an endangered species, with fewer than 4000 individuals left.

The picture was taken at the Indianapolis zoo, in August 2000.

Genus Anodorhynchus
Subfamily Arinae
Family Psittacidae
Order Psittaciformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth