This Macaw is distributed by the Venezuela East, Trinidad and Guyanas, South-East of Colombia, East of Ecuador and Peru, up north of Bolivia and the West-Central region of Brazil.
It is found in grasslands and flooded forest, where there are palms, about 500 m. Highly dependent on the palma de moriche or aguaje (Mauritia flexuosa), which feeds, staying almost invisible due to its Green plumage. Breeds from February to June, in hollows of trees made by woodpeckers or in dead palmas.
The female lays from 2 to 4 white eggs. Incubation lasts some 23 to 26 days.
The young leave the nest between the 73 and 78 days after hatching. These macaws remain in family groups after the breeding season, and they unite in large flocks for rest and food.
Sound of the Macaw bellied
Medium-sized (44-48 cm.). The adult male has green plumage in the upper parts, including the wings and tail. The pale yellow face naked and rough, almost all blue head with small, black Bill, Blue Wings end.A patch of large brown reddish in the center of the abdomen, wings and tail beneath yellowish.
Macaws bellied populations dependent on Mauritia Palms for food and nesting. These trees are widely used for construction, and that is why you can have bad consequences for the future of the species.
However, This species is common in most of its habitats, with the exception of Colombia, Guyana and Venezuela, where it is threatened by Habitat loss.
Red-bellied Macaw (English), Guacamayita morichalera (Col.), Macaw red belly, Perico morichalero (Ven.), Macaw haematogaster (ECU.), Maracanã rufiventris, Palmar Parabachi (Bol.)Evaí (Chimani), Ararinha (Tupi), Quequeto (Guahibo), Ectoa (Barasana).