IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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The great green macaw is a stunning parrot with vibrant plumage. The head, back and upper wing are olive green in colour whilst the rest of the wings and tip of the tail are blue (4). There is a scarlet red patch on the tail and on the forehead, whilst the rest of the face is bare with distinctive lines of black feathers (2). The Ecuadorian subspecies Ara ambigua guayaquilensis can be distinguished by its green tail feathers (5) and narrower bill (4).

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