Another Day on the Cuiaba River
Transpantaneira Highway

Hyacinth Macaws

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Of all the hundreds of spectacular birds that we saw, when I remember our trip to the Pantanal I will always think of the gorgeous hyacinth macaws.

 

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Hyacinths are the largest parrots in the world, reaching lengths of over 3 feet.  And this part of the world (west-central South America) is the only place you will find them in the wild.

 


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I awestruck the first time we saw them fly over us!  Incredible!!!

 


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At our second lodge, they were often perching in the trees just outside our cottage.  I just couldn't get enough photos of them, so I decided to devote a blog post just to these blue beauties who stole my heart.

 

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Feasting on their favorite food, palm nuts, right outside our cottage.

 


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When they waddle along the ground, they are quite comical!

 


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How could you not be charmed by these cuties?!  I surely do love me some...

...hyacinth macaws.

 

Comments

Terry

Kara...does Abram still have his hyacinth macaw feather??? I'm sure if he does it's a little beat up by now...

Kara

The kids and I loved looking at these pictures.

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