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Hyacinth Macaw
Range: Eastern South America
Habitat: Swamps, forests, palm groves
Conservation Status: Endangered
Scientific Name: Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

One look at this bird's strong beak and you'll see why it has little problem eating fruits or nuts covered by even the hardest of shells or skins. Although hyacinth macaws are common in captivity, we know little about their habits in the wild. It is a highly social bird, and is often seen in large flocks in parts of South America. Breeding is a time-consuming undertaking for these birds: more than six months pass between the onset of courtship and the raising of their chicks.

Did You Know?
This is the largest member of the parrot family, measuring nearly three feet from head to tail.

St Louis Zoo http://www.stlzoo.org/
Named #1 Zoo in America by Zagat and Parenting Magazines

Have a great Week!!!!

(constructive critique is welcome)

coming soon -
another - St Louis Air Show - from high up in the hills above the air field:
and on Mon 09/03 we went to a small car show -
after that - Friday 09/14 - St Louis Balloon Glow
and - Saturday 0915 - Great St Louis Balloon Race
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Oct 18 2007 23:53 GMT Milibuh
Bellissima Bill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 19 2007 00:00 GMT megmet PRO
Very impressive shot Bill..!
Oct 19 2007 00:03 GMT Phoenix PRO
What a beautiful little darling.

I have a parrot, but she is evil!!!!! :-)
Oct 19 2007 00:13 GMT DragonSpeed PRO
I see status as "endangered"

Isn't it kind of freaky/awe inspiring/chilling to know that you might be one of the last in the world to take a picture of a living species?

Beautiful shot. These birds always have great character.
Oct 19 2007 00:15 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Brian. yes - all of the above - especially with the ones that are critically endangered
Oct 19 2007 00:19 GMT wifey
I didn't know these were the largest members of the parrrot family. I thought that record was held by Jimmy Buffet! beautiful creature.
Oct 19 2007 00:51 GMT domesticfix PRO
Great shot !!
Oct 19 2007 01:35 GMT Vasca
What a beauty!!
Oct 19 2007 02:33 GMT gtc126
Wow...Magnificent Close-up.......Beautiful Bird...Is the Macaw a Parrot??????
Oct 19 2007 02:41 GMT RainyDay
beautiful photos!
Oct 19 2007 02:50 GMT fhelsing PRO
blue and gold ... beautiful!
Oct 19 2007 03:45 GMT PinkRocksAus PRO
You've done it again my friend.....FAN-FRIGGIN'-TASTIC!!!!
Oct 19 2007 04:39 GMT senna3
Again an outstanding photo!
Oct 19 2007 06:00 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Glenn - Macaws and Parrots are in the same family
Oct 19 2007 07:14 GMT kosmos PRO
I love the colors!
Oct 19 2007 12:12 GMT jenylew
Just gorgeous!!!
Oct 19 2007 12:34 GMT jceca PRO
always liked these guys .... :-)
gorgeous smile, wonderful photo !!!!
Oct 19 2007 15:05 GMT will
Awesome shot! And series of..! )
Oct 19 2007 16:28 GMT Minz PRO
Oct 19 2007 16:48 GMT SIGMUND
Oct 19 2007 21:18 GMT aquiles PRO
extraordinaria foto !!!!!!!!! "Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus" called GUACAMAYO azul in Venezuela.
Aug 20 2013 13:54 GMT wijnie58
WOW Awesome picture..:-))