While they are called Greenwing Macaws, their name is often misleading because they are a beautiful blend of red with green and blue colors on their wings.
Greenwing Macaws are sometimes confused with Scarlet Macaws because they are both primarily red, but this is their only similarity. There are many differences in the appearance and temperament of these two Macaws. The Greenwing Macaw has a band of green feathers across the center of its wings, whereas the Scarlet Macaw has a yellow band of feathers across the center of its wings. The Greenwing has red feather lines on its face, whereas the Scarlet has a bare facial patch.
Given the appropriate nutritional requirements in a nurturing environment, the Greenwing Macaw can have a lifespan of 60 to 80 years or more. Measuring between 32 to 36 inches in length, the Greenwing Macaw requires the largest cage possible. We recommend the Kings Model 506 Cage. Greenwings generally reach maturity between 4 to 5 years of age.
While Greenwing Macaws are known to be “gentle giants,” they also have a mischievous nature, which frequently leads them into trouble. Your Greenwing needs to have large, tough toys to accommodate his chewing habits and to prevent boredom.