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The Red-Shouldered Macaw (Diopsittaca nobilis) is a small, South-American member of the macaw family. They have two distinct subspecies: the Noble and Hanh's Macaws.

Appearance Edit

True to their name, Red-Shouldered Macaws have red edges to their wings, especially on the undersides. They have otherwise green plumage, with a dark blue forehead and orange eyes. The facial skin is stark white; in the Hanh's variety, the upper mandible is the same black as the lower, but in the Noble subspecies it is horn-colored. Both are about a foot long and weigh roughly six ounces.

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Behavior Edit

The Red-Shouldered Macaw's behavior in the wild is often said to be nesting in tree holes, much like a conure's; very affectionate between pairs.