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Green-winged macaw
Ara chloropterus
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Superorder Psittacimorphae
Order Psittaciformes
Family Information
Family Psittacidae
Sub-family Psittacinae
Tribe Information
Tribe Arini
Genus Information
Genera Anodorhynchus
Population statistics

Macaws are nineteen species of parrots native to Central and South America, characterized by large size, long tails, and bold, colorful plumage.


Scientists recognize nineteen species, two of which are extinct. Many of the remainder are critically endangered or threatened due to habitat loss and the commercial pet trade.

  • Genus Anodorhynchus
Glaucous macaw, Anodorhynchus glaucus
Hyacinth macaw, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Lear's macaw, Anodorhynchus leari
  • Genus Ara
Blue-and-gold macaw, Ara ararauna
Blue-throated macaw, Ara glaucogularis
Cuban red macaw, Ara tricolor (extinct)
Great green macaw, Ara ambiguus
Green-winged macaw, Ara chloropterus
Military macaw, Ara militaris
Red-fronted macaw, Ara rubrogenys
Saint Croix macaw, Ara autochthones (extinct)
Scarlet macaw, Ara macao
Severe macaw, Ara severa
  • Genus Cyanopsitta
Spix's macaw, Cyanopsitta spixii
  • Genus Diopsittaca
Red-shouldered macaw or Hahn's Macaw, Diopsittaca nobilis
  • Genus Orthopsittaca
Red-bellied macaw, Orthopsittaca manilata
  • Genus Primolius
Blue-headed macaw, Primolius couloni
Blue-winged macaw, Primolius maracana
Golden collared macaw, Primolius auricollis