Blue-and-Yellow Macaw - Five Sisters Zoo

Also known as the blue and gold macaw, individuals are large neotropical parrots native to South America. Their feathers are primarily blue on the top of their bodies, yellow or light orange in the ventral part, and individuals normally have some green feathers on their head. They have a white facial disc with fine lines of black feathers and a strong black beak.


  • Diet: Herbivores will mostly eat fruits and seeds
  • Size: 86 cm
  • Weight: 1040-1286 g
  • Habitat: Tropical rainforest and Savannah of South America
  • Lifespan: 10 to 20 years in the wild under humane care; they can live up to 60 years

Adapted to Survive

  • individuals are often found as high as the emergent layer of the rainforest, away from many predators
  • You will often find individuals living together in groups (safety in numbers)


  • Pet trade
  • Habitat fragmentation and loss

IUCN Conservation Status

Least Concern