Hyacinth Macaw Nesting
Photo and caption by Susan Roehl
Hyacinth macaws are seen more in The Pantanal in Brazil than in many other areas of their range. Many ranchers keep nesting boxes available for the birds. This hyacinth macaw felt more comfortable in a big hole in a large tree. The male macaw would bring back food, give it to the female who would then deliver it to the chicks. Hyacinth macaws are strikingly different from any other parrots and maybe the largest at just over three feet in length. The macaw stayed outside the hole for quite some time, and gave me many poses to photograph.
Location: Along the Transpantaneira Highway, The Pantanal, Brazil