This species has a large range in northern South America, though the birds can be difficult to find if areas are heavily trapped for the wildlife trade. In some locations this species exists alongside the similar scarlet macaw and they look similar. Red-and-green macaws, however, have red feather stripes on their face, are a darker shade of red, and have green wing coverts instead of yellow coverts.
This species is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Redlist.
Countries we work in
Guyana, Paraguay, and Suriname
In Paraguay this species is called Gua'a pytá, which is its name in the Indigenous Guarani language. Although there may only be 100 of them left flying free in Paraguay, they can often be seen in the capital city of Asunción, where they successfully breed.