Macaws are New World parrots that belong to the true parrot family Psittacidae. Thanks to their bright color and vocal nature, they are some of the most popular birds in aviculture. They range throughout Central and South America and parts of the Caribbean.
Researchers classify macaws as true parrots, which means they belong to the same family as other well-known birds such as the grey parrot and cockatoo. Like parrots at large, they come in various shapes, colors, and sizes that distinguish them from one another.
In the wild, macaws are social birds that live in flocks containing 10 to 30 members. Within these groups, macaws constantly squawk at each other. They can create unique vocalizations to mark their territory or identify their mates.