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The Majestic Blue and Yellow Macaw

Here is one of the majestic birds found in Belize – the Blue and Yellow Macaw – seen through the lens of photographer Jonathan Cariddi. It’s a beautiful bird, related to the Scarlet Macaw which roam freely in the tropical rain forests of Belize.

These birds can reach 76 to 86 cm (30 to 34 in) long and weigh 900 to 1500 grams (1.9 to 3.3 lbs), making it one of the larger members of its family. They are vivid in appearance with blue wings and tail, dark blue chin, golden under parts, and a green forehead. Beaks are black, and very strong for crushing nuts. They are especially very impressive when you see them in flight and in groups.

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