Macaw Parrots

Macaws are native to Central America and North America (only Mexico), South America, and formerly the Caribbean.
Macaws eat a variety of foods including seeds, nuts, fruits, palm fruits, leaves, flowers, and stems.

Macaws and their feathers have attracted the attention of people throughout history, most notably in pre-Columbian civilizations such as the Inca, Wari', and Nazca. Macaw feathers were highly desired for their bright colors and acquired through hunting and trade. Feathers were often used as adornment and were found at both ceremonial and burial sites. South American weavers have used their feathers to create a number of textiles, most notably feathered panels and tabards. Due to the fragile nature of the feathers, many of these pieces have begun to deteriorate over time.