The Anodorhynchus genus includes three species: Hyacinth Macaw, Lear’s Macaw and Glaucous Macaw. They are characterised by blue body plumage, a very long tail and large strong beak. With a length of approx. 100 cm the Hyacinth Macaw is the largest parrot species in the world.
Anodorhynchus are native to South America: Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia and Argentina.
All three species are threatened according to IUCN due to hunting, trapping and habitat degradation; they are listed on CITES Appendix I and II and protected by local laws.