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The green-winged macaw or red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus Gray, 1859) is a bird of the Psittacidae family, widespread in the forests of northern South America. It is the most common of the great macaws and the largest of the species of the homonymous genus.
It is often mistaken for the scarlet macaw due to its predominantly red color. The scarlet macaw does not have eye lines and has a yellow bar on both wings. The breast of the red and green ara is bright red and the lower feathers of the wings are green. Furthermore, the red and green macaw has characteristic red lines around the eyes, formed by the barbules of small feathers on the background of the bare skin.
In weight it is second only to the ara hyacinth, the largest bird of the ara family. The wingspan of the green-winged macaw can reach 124 cm and the total body length is 99 cm. A healthy adult weighs between 1250 and 1700 grams.