Hyacinth macaws, Pantanal, Brazil
© David Pattyn/Minden Picture
Info. Hyacinth macaws in the Pantanal region of Brazil
The hyacinth macaw is native to central and eastern South America – this pair of pretty parrots have been photographed in the Pantanal wetland region of Brazil. It is the largest parrot in the world by length (the flightless Kakapo of New Zealand is heavier), measuring about one metre long from the tip of its tail to the top of its head. Their beaks are so strong they can crack coconuts, large Brazil nut pods and macadamia nuts.