Please note: Due to our annual wine-tasting event, Uncorked, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. General admission tickets will be sold through 3:30 p.m.


Hyacinth Macaw

Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

Macaw Gallery

About the Hyacinth Macaw


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Class: Aves  
Order: Psittaciformes 
Family: Psittacidae 
Genus: Anodorhynchus 
Species: hyacinthinus

The hyacinth macaw has a rich and glossy ultramarine blue coloring. The largest of all parrots, it uses its massive, black-hooked beak as a third foot to grasp trees and facilitate climbing. Its short, sturdy legs are useful for hanging sideways or upside down in the trees. The macaw is a social bird that will usually remain with one partner for its entire life.