Military macaw

Military macaw
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A military macaw at the London Zoo.
Scientific classification edit
Species:A. militaris
Binomial name
Ara militaris
(Linnaeus, 1766)
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Distribution of the 3 subspecies of military macaw

Psittacus militaris Linnaeus, 1766

The military macaw (Ara militaris) is a large parrot and a medium-sized macaw. Though considered vulnerable as a wild species, it is still commonly found in the pet trade industry. It is found in the forests of Mexico and South America. It gets its name from its predominantly green plumage resembling a military parade uniform.


There are three subspecies, A. m. militaris, A. m. mexicana, and A. m. boliviana. The differences between the subspecies are slight and pertain to minor variations in color and size, generally 70–80 cm (28–31 in), with the militaris subspecies being the smallest and the mexicana being the largest.

Other Languages
български: Зелен ара
brezhoneg: Ara militaris
Cebuano: Ara militaris
čeština: Ara vojenský
Cymraeg: Macaw milwrol
español: Ara militaris
français: Ara militaire
italiano: Ara militaris
עברית: ארה צבאית
кырык мары: Изи салтак ара
Nāhuatl: Tōztli
Nederlands: Soldatenara
norsk: Soldatara
پنجابی: فوجی میکاع
polski: Ara zielona
português: Arara-militar
Runa Simi: Q'umir wakamayu
Tiếng Việt: Ara militaris
Winaray: Ara militaris