Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. The plumage of cockatoos ranges from mostly white to mostly black, with a mobile crest of feathers on the tops of their heads. Most parrots exhibit little or no sexual dimorphism. They form the most variably sized bird order in terms of length.
Ara ararauna, blue and gold macaw, macaw, parrot, bird, animal, caged bird, captive bird, wild, South America, Central America, forest, colourful, beak, feathers, blue and yellow macaw, apple, FLS739, IPSV5275, IPSV2590, IPSV1301, IPSV5282, IPSV2597, IPSV2547, IPSV5210, IPSV2619, IPSV2517,
Blue & gold macaw (Ara ararauna) seen in a cage in a wildlife park or zoo during the 1970s, but not on the date shown. Also known as blue and yellow macaws, these birds are native to forests of some South American countries.