blue-and-yellow macaw

The blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, is a large South American parrot with mostly blue top parts and light orange underparts, with gradient hues of green on top of its head. It is a member of the large group of neotropical parrots known as macaws.
Species: A. ararauna
Genus: Ara
Temperament. Intelligent and sociable, the blue and gold macaw usually does well as a pet when the owners are dedicated, responsible, and well informed. They are large birds, and as such are capable of extremely loud vocalizations. … Around the house, these macaws can be as friendly as a dog.
Caring for Blue and Gold Macaws. Their sociability and even temperaments mean that blue and golds make great pets. … This is not to say, however, that the blue and gold macaw is for everybody. Indeed, this is a bird that requires extra special attention.