Buffon is also known as Great Green Macaw. These large macaw 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.
Buffon is also has the second name , which is Great Green Macaw because of their brightly colorful fur, the Buffon’s overall coloration is green, becoming blue around the lower back and rump as well as the undertail coverts . It has a strong scarlet red forehead and the tail is a subdued red-brown tipped in blue. Buffon reaching 90cm in length and weighing up to 1.3 kg . The Buffon’s Macaw is very similar in appearance to its close cousin, the Military Macaw , but Buffon is larger and has a lighter green than Military. .The Buffon’s Macaw is very social and makes a wonderful pet bird. They are considered to be fair talkers and are excellent at learning tricks
Nutrition and Pet Care (The nutrition of all the macaw species are the same): In the wild, the hard palm nut or fruit is the mainstay of its diet. If they are Pet, you can search the bags of food is packaged specifically for Macaw species.Parrots can also eat nutritious foods that people used , but you will have to pay much attention to the restrictions of food that taboo for parrots. Almost parrot species love to have meal with their family members . Birds also eat some foods containing protein in nature and they like chicken ,too . However, butter and chocolate are two things, which poisoning parrots (More information about nutrition for Macaw species )
Pet Care : Parrots need a comfortable space, lots of toys and interact as much with the toys, stroking, learn the tricks, all the factors that will help your parrot unstressed.
- Color : green , blue , red
- Lenght : 90 cm
- Weight : 3 kg
- Life span : 60 years
- Adulthood : 5 years old