CENTURION Aviaries carries two genus of the Arini tribe of neotropical parrots. 2 from the Ara genus and one from the Primolius genus. To the layman, they are referred to as Macaws.

The Ara genus name was coined by French naturalist Bernard Germain de Lacepede in 1799. The Ara macaws are large striking parrots with long tails, long narrow wings and vividly colored plumage. They all have a characteristic bare face patch around the eyes. Males and females have similar plumage. Many of its members are popular in the pet trade, and bird smuggling is a threat to several species.

The Primolius is a genus of macaws comprising of three species, which are native to South America. They are mainly green parrots with complex coloring including blues, reds and yellows. They have long tails, a large curved beak, and bare facial skin typical of macaws in general. They are less than 50cm long, much smaller than the macaws of the Ara genus. Macaws less than about 50cm long, including the genus Primolius, are sometimes called, “mini-macaws

CENTURION Macaws include

  • Blue and Yellow aka Blue and Gold [Ara ararauna]
  • Scarlet [Ara macao]
  • Blue Winged aka Illiger [Primolius maracana]