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Rainbow Boa Macaw | by CharReed
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Rainbow Boa Macaw

A colourful creature, the Rainbow Boa Macaw is a cunning predator of the

rainforest. The Boa Macaw's primary technique for capturing prey is to fly

within the canopy, swooping in and wrapping it's powerful tail around prey

to constrict it. Capable of a variety of vocalisations, it is a social

creature and groups of 20 or more create a cacophony of sound. Like members

of the boa constrictor family, they are able to unhinge their jaw in order

to consume larger prey such as medium sized monkeys and birds. They possess

a proto-beak that allow them to preen their own feathers as well as the

feathers of group and family members. The lay eggs and have broods of up to

15 young at a time. Nests are large and both parents feed their young until

they are old enough for flight.

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Taken on August 29, 2012