Hyacinth Macaw of South America, world's longest parrot. Vancouver Aquarium, BC, CANADA.
The Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) is a parrot native to central and eastern South America. Its length of up to 100 cm (3.3 ft) makes it longer than any other species of parrot. Photographed in the Vancouver Aquarium, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6G 3E2 CANADA. It is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species, though the flightless kakapo of New Zealand can outweigh it at up to 3.5 kg. Habitat loss and trapping wild birds for the pet trade has ravaged their population in the wild, classifying them as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List, and it is protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download