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  • - [Voiceover] This is the Hyacinth Macaw.

  • It's big, it's bright,

  • and it's vulnerable to lots of threats.

  • The largest parrot by length in the world,

  • it can grow up to 40 inches.

  • Their feathers are a beautiful striking blue.

  • Unfortunately, their good looks have made them

  • highly desirable in the illegal pet trade,

  • fetching upwards of $10,000.

  • Hyacinths are native to Central and South America,

  • primarily in the scrublands

  • at the outskirts of the rainforest.

  • It is an affectionate bird,

  • but its powerful beak carries

  • over 200 pounds of pressure per square inch,

  • strong enough to crack a coconut.

  • Their diet in the wild consists mostly of nuts

  • from native palms.

  • Beyond being a hot commodity in the pet trade,

  • Hyacinths are watching their habitat

  • get converted to farmland,

  • leaving them less and less space to live.

  • This is the Hyacinth Macaw.

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- [Voiceover] This is the Hyacinth Macaw.

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