macaw-1Macaws are intelligent, social birds that often gather in flocks of 10 to 30 individuals. Macaws vocalize to communicate within the flock, mark territory, and identify one another. Some species can even mimic human speech. Flocks sleep in the trees at night, and in the morning they may fly long distances to feed on fruit, nuts, insects, and snails. 

What visibly distinguishes macaws from other parrots are their proportionately larger beaks, long tails, and relatively bare facial patch. A macaw’s facial feather pattern is as unique as a fingerprint.