Birds Eye View by Clive
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Close-up image of the eye of the Macaw Parrot taken at the Longleat Safari Park, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire Wessex UK.
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Camera Olympus E-30, Focal length 150.0mm,
Shutter speed 1/250s, f.5.6, ISO 200.
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Macaws are small to large, often colourful New World parrots. Of the many different Psittacidae (true parrots) genera, six are classified as macaws: Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Primolius, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca. Previously, the members of the genus Primolius were placed in Propyrrhura, but the former is correct in accordance with ICZN rules. Macaws are native to Mexico, Central America, South America, and formerly the Caribbean. Most species are associated with forest, especially rainforest, but others prefer woodland or savannah-like habitats.
Large, dark (usually black) beaks, and relatively bare, light coloured, medial (facial patch) areas distinguish macaws. Sometimes the facial patch is smaller in some species, and limited to a yellow patch around the eyes and a second patch near the base of the beak in the members of the genus Anodorhynchus, or Hyacinth Macaw. A macaw’s facial feather pattern is as unique as a fingerprint.
Some of the macaw species are known for their impressive size. The largest parrot in length and wingspan is the Hyacinth Macaw. The heaviest macaw is the Buffon’s, although the heaviest parrot is the flightless Kakapo. While still relatively large parrots, the macaws of the genera Cyanopsitta, Orthopsittaca and Primolius are significantly smaller than the members of Anodorhynchus and Ara. The smallest member of the family, the Red-shouldered Macaw, is no larger than some parakeets of the genus Aratinga.
Macaws, like other parrots, toucans and woodpeckers, are zygodactyl, having their first and fourth toes pointing backwards.



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Comments

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    stunning image

  • Thank you so much Steve for your great compliment my friend

    – Clive

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 4 years ago

    Stunning!!!

  • A wonderful compliment Fran, thank you my friend xx

    – Clive

  • patjila
    patjilaover 4 years ago

    Fantastic macro bird’s eye view what a beaut colours are innit!

  • Greatly appreciate your wonderful compliment patjila, thank you x

    – Clive

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Wow, that is beautiful.

  • Thank you so much for your great compliment Andrea, appreciated xx

    – Clive

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 4 years ago

    Brilliant macro Clive

  • A wonderful compliment Chris, thank you my friend xx

    – Clive

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture Clive! Who stared who out? lol! xx

  • So appreciate your lovely compliment Pauline, thanking you my sweet friend X♥X

    – Clive

  • He stared me out….lol

    – Clive

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    this is wonderful Clive, what a close up.x

  • Thanking you so very kindly Catherine, appreciated my friend xx

    – Clive

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanover 4 years ago

    Great abstract, works well Clive. Well done and i hope you are well :)

  • Thanking you so very much for your wonderful compliment Aj, appreciated….All is well with me as I hope with you xx

    – Clive

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    Great work Clive.

  • So appreciate your great compliment Al, thank you

    – Clive

  • Digidi
    Digidiover 4 years ago

    now thats what i call close, the colours look amazing clive, a real abstract/nature/macro shot

  • A wonderful compliment Di, thanking you so kindly my friend xx

    – Clive


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