The Blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) is also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, found in tropical South America, is a large South American parrot gets its name from its beautiful bright yellow and blue feathers. Typically the wings and tail are blue, while the under parts are yellow or golden. It also has a green forehead, a white face, and a black beak. Its natural habitat is the rainforest in South America, mostly in the northern countries where the weather is warm. Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay all have native populations of the Blue and Yellow Macaw. In the wild, these birds live in relatively large flocks of around 100 birds, using their strong beaks to crack open nuts to eat. They can mimic human speech.