Macaws are parrots with very long tail feathers. They have large, strong, curved beaks designed to crush nuts and
seeds. It is so strong it can easily crush a whole Brazil nut—or a person’s
knuckle. Loud, screaming calls are natural for macaws but quite earsplitting to humans. They do it to make contact with one
another, to define territory, and even as part of their play. Macaws can also imitate sounds, often repeating words they hear. Their bright colors actually blend in well with the green leaves, red and
yellow fruits, and bluish shadows of their forest homes. They are very long lived sometimes living up to 50 or 60 years.