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I took this shot at Nandankan Zoo, Orissa, India.. May be these two naughty White Macaws are kissing or uhmmmm!! ;) Don’t know!!
Macaws are long-tailed, often colourful New World parrots. Of the many different Psittacidae (true parrots) genera, six are classified as macaws Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Primolius, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca. Previously, the members of the genus Primoliuswere placed in Propyrrhura, but the former is correct in accordance with ICZN rules. Macaws are native to Mexico, Central America,South America, and formerly the Caribbean. Most species are associated with forests, especially rainforests, but others prefer woodland orsavannah-like habitats.
Proportionately larger beaks, long tails, and relatively bare, light-coloured, medial (facial patch) areas distinguish macaws. Sometimes the facial patch is smaller in some species, and limited to a yellow patch around the eyes and a second patch near the base of the beak in the members of the genus Anodorhynchus. A macaw's facial feather pattern is as unique as a fingerprint.

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