Head slightly tilted, checking out his surroundings, a brilliant colored Hyacinth Macaw sits upon a roost in the Tropical Forest at the Biodome de Montreal in Quebec, Canada allowing us to take his picture. This bird is the largest species in the Macaw family and it is the largest flying parrot across the world with its own unique colorings, markings and size.
An adult Hyacinth Macaw can weigh up to 1.7 kilograms, be a total of 100 centimeters in length and sport a wing span of up to 150 centimeters.
The beak on the Hyacinth Macaw is extremely powerful which this bird uses to break open nuts and special foods but if need be, he could rearrange the iron bars of a cage with its beak. On the lower section of its beak there is a section that is yellow matching the circles of yellow around the eyes of the bird. Blue plumage brings out the beauty of this bird and your chances of seeing one at the Biodome de Montreal is easier than trying to locate one in the wild.
More people seem to be keeping a Hyacinth Macaw as a pet and the only places left where this bird survives in the wild is in Southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia and northeastern Paraguay. The Hyacinth Macaw has been put on the endangered species list, so if you are visiting the Biodome de Montreal, be sure to snap a picture instead of keeping one for a pet.
Hyacinth Macaw, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, in the Tropical Forest at the Biodome, Biodome de Montreal, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/125 sec. on ISO 800, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 235mm.
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