The most intelligent and beautiful specie in parrot family is Macaw. If we say Macaws are the ruling class in parrot family , it would not be wrong. Macaws , the most intelligent parrots are the most prominent in the Psittacidae family ( The true parrots ) and they can be classified in six main groups Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Primolius, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca. These graceful Macaws are found in Mexico , Central America and South America where they prefer to live in the tropical forest zones. The Red colored Macaw has a length of approximately 38 cm while the yellow colored Macaw can attain the length of 85 cm. Macaws are found in blue , red and green colors. The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest Macaw and the heaviest macaw is the Buffon Macaw.
The most distinguish quality the Macaws possess is they can learn to talk very easily. Although Macaws are not the best talkers but they can amuse with their funny way of adopting the voices and making amazing noises. The diet of Macaws include a variety of foods including fruits, palm fruits, nuts, seeds, leaves, flowers, and stems. In the Amazon some Macaws are also in a habit to lick the clay in order to digest the food and to eliminate the toxic matters in their stomach. Specially in breeding season the Macaws lick the clay more. Although outside Amazon the Macaws are not observed in such habit. The Macaws make their grip stronger with their sharp paws and their long and colorful tail increase the grace of Macaws.
The blue and golden Macaws are better speakers in human way and their average age is almost 60 to 80 years. The Greenwing Macaws can also live for the same periods and their average length is 35 cm. The Hahn’s Macaws are considered as the smaller Macaws and they can gain the average length of 12 to 14 cm. With a strong black beak and a red colored ring around their neck they can live for 20 to 25 years. Like many other endangered species Macaws , the most intelligent parrots are also threatened with illegal logging of trees and black market trade to sell them as domestic animals.