Buffon Macaw for sale, Larger cousins of the Military Macaw, these unusual beauties are distinguished by their overall more massive body and beak, a yellowish tone to the green feathers, plus orange rather than burgundy tail feathers. They also have a rather more placid and gentle nature. Rare in the wild – and indeed in captivity too – these birds should only be considered as pets if kept in pairs and then given the opportunity to breed when mature. The Buffon’s Macaw Ara ambiguous is also known as the Great Green Macaw or the Grand Military Macaw. These large Macaws are rare in the wild and are listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as endangered.
They are rare in captivity too, but they have proven to be good breeders. Today with successful breeding, the Buffon’s Macaw is not only becoming more available but a few captive-bred birds have also been re-introduced into the wild in some areas of its native habitat. The name Great Green Macaw is truly descriptive. They are not only the largest parrot in their region, but the Buffon’s overall coloration is green, becoming blue around the lower back and rump as well as the undertail coverts (the feathers from the belly leading into the tail). It has a strong scarlet red forehead and the tail is a subdued red-brown tipped in blue. Buffon Macaw for sale
The Buffon’s Macaw is very similar in appearance to its close cousin, the Military Macaw Ara militaris. In fact, the Buffon’s is often mistaken for this more commonly available Macaw parrot. An earlier contribution to The confusion between these two birds even goes back to the early 19th century when the Military Macaw was also referred to as the “Great Green Macaw”. However, the Buffon’s Macaw does differ somewhat from its close cousin. It is noticeably larger and it has a lighter green coloration overall, with a more yellowish-green cast to its feathers. The Buffon’s Macaw is very social and makes a wonderful pet bird. It vies for a top position as one of the most docile and affectionate of the pet Macaws. Hand-reared Buffon Macaw for sale available year-round.