Blue & Gold... by LjMaxx

This ones for you J… ~ One of the many beautiful birds to be seen on that world tour adventure…

The Macaw can reach 76-86 cm (29.9-33.9 inches) long and weigh 900 to 1300 g (2-3 lbs), making it one of the biggest parrots in the world. It is vivid in appearance with blue wings and tail, dark blue chin, golden under parts and a green forehead. Its beak is black, and very strong for crushing nuts. The naked face is white, turning pink in excited birds, and lined with small black feathers.

There is little variation in plumage across the range. Some birds have a more orangey or “butterscotch” underside color, particularly on the breast. This was often seen in Trinidad birds and others of the Caribbean area, and appears to be due to environmental factors.[citation needed] The Blue-and-yellow Macaw uses its powerful beak for breaking nutshells, and also for climbing up and hanging from trees.

Nikon D60 ~ 55-200
Jan ~ 2009


  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxabout 6 years ago

    Thanks for cking out my Blue & Gold Macaw…

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 6 years ago

    WoW! Talk about a colorful bird. Great capture, LJ…Lynn

  • Hey Lynn.. She is colorful indeed.. Thanks….. ~:)

    – LjMaxx

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 6 years ago

    beautiful capture…
    my best, francis.

  • Appreciate your commenting here. T.Y.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Jonice
    Joniceabout 6 years ago

    LJ…what a lovely bird!!!! Jonice

  • Hi Jonice.. Hi Michael.. Thanks so much here..:)

    – LjMaxx

  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...about 6 years ago

    Lj what a fabulous bird!! I love the brilliant colors, especially the green on his head! Beautiful image!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Thanks Jeffrey.. I appreciate it.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsabout 6 years ago

    Awesome work!

  • Hey Thea.. Many Thanks for both..:)

    – LjMaxx

  • myralandau1
    myralandau1about 6 years ago


  • Thanks so much for commenting here. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous work Lj!!!…. love the colours and clarity.

  • You rock Kate! Thanks.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago


  • Hey Cheryl.. T.Y.. so much.

    – LjMaxx

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerabout 6 years ago

    nice looking bird, great capture as always!

  • Thanks.

    – LjMaxx

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