Chestnut-fronted Macaw or Severe Macaw

Ara severa

The Chestnut-fronted Macaw is found in regions that run from eastern Panama in Central America south as far as Bolivia and Brazil, avoiding the heart of the Amazon Basin. They inhabit forested areas as well as savannas.

This is one of the largest mini-macaws, reaching sizes up to 45 cm (18 in). It nests in cavities of dead palms.

The above picture was taken at the Zoo of Lansing, Michigan, in August 2003.

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