Macaws are members of the parrot family and native to the jungles of Central and South America. They are recognisable for their dramatic plumage which varies widely across the seventeen different species of macaw.
They have powerful beaks, which can easily crack nuts and seeds, and a dry scaly tongue, which can even have bone inside it so as to tap into fruits. They have toes with special grips on them, enabling them to hold onto branches as well as grasp items.
Macaws are social birds, often gathering in flocks of 10-30 birds. Some species have become famous for learning how to mimic human speech.