The blue macaw, also known as the Hyacinth Macaw, is the largest of the parrots. It lives in flocks in the Central and South American rain forests. The blue macaw is extremely intelligent and often mates for life.
The blue macaw is a diurnal bird, meaning that it rests at night and is active during the day. These birds are very social and vocal and some have even been taught to mimic human speech. The blue macaw is an omnivore, eating fruits, insects and some small mammals. The blue macaw has a powerful beak that can crush nuts and snail shells. It has two toes on the front and back of its each of its feet. Blue macaws are also very expensive, averaging around $10,000 each as of 2014.