The Biggest Animals Kingdom and in The World| Macaw | Common macaw hybrids include Harlequins (Ara ararauna x Ara Chloroptera) Miligold Macaw (Ara ararauna x Ara militaris) and Catherine (known as rainbow in Australia, Ara ararauna x Ara macao). In addition, unusual and seemingly intergeneric hybrids between the Hyacinth Macaw healthy Ara and most large parrots also occasionally observed in captivity. Ara eat a variety of foods, including seeds, nuts, fruit, palm fruit, leaves, flowers and stems. Wildlife can feed more than 100 km (62 miles) of some of the larger species such as Ara araurana (blue and yellow macaw) and Ara ambigua (great green macaw), in search of seasonal produce available.
It has been suggested that parrots and macaws in the Amazon basin eat clay dikes exposed to neutralize these toxins. In western Amazon hundreds of macaws and other parrots descend exposed banks to consume clay on an almost daily basis, except on rainy days. Bright Donald Smith, principal investigator of the Tambopata Macaw Project Tambopata Research Center (TRC) in Peru, clay eating behavior of parrots at clay licks in Peru has been studied. Rather prefer parrots and other birds and animals with higher sodium clays.
Behavior parrot clay food is not out of the western Amazon region, although the consumption of certain foods toxic in these areas that the seeds of Hura crepitans, or sandbox tree, which have toxic juice. Parrot species, the more seeds, which potentially consume more toxins, do not use more species feeding lick greater proportion of flowers or fruits in your diet. Harvest samples embedded content show a high percentage of clay fed by their parents.