The green-winged macaw is a large parrot covered with mostly red plumage. The wing and tail feathers are blue and green, hence its name. This macaw has a white, naked face, striped with small red feathers. The beak is strongly hooked and the feet are zygodactylous (2 toes that point forward and 2 toes that point backward).
Size Approximately 65–92.5 cm (26–37 in); wingspan 102–122.5 cm (41–49 in).
Weight Approximately 1250–1700 g (43.8–59.5 oz.).
Diet Feeds on seeds, fruits, nuts, berries, leaves, salts and minerals of riverbanks.
Incubation Approximately 28 days.
Clutch Size Up to 3 eggs.
Fledgling Duration 90–100 days.
Sexual Maturity 3–4 years.
Life Span Up to 60–80 years.
Range Widely distributed throughout South America.
Habitat Found in tropical rain forests, savannas, and mangroves.