Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus is a large, majestic bird with a wingspan of up to 1.5 meters. It has a bright blue head, neck, and chest, with a yellow-green back and wings. Its tail is long and pointed, and its bill is curved and black. It is found in the wetlands and grasslands of South America, and its lifespan is up to 25 years. Its current population is estimated to be between 8,000 and 10,000 individuals.
Name Origin: The scientific name of the organism, Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, is derived from the Greek words anōdōn, meaning "unsmelling", and rhunkhos, meaning "bill". This is in reference to the fact that the hyacinth macaw has no external nostrils, making it unable to smell. The species name, hyacinthinus, is derived from the Latin word hyacinthus, meaning "hyacinth". This is in reference to the bird's striking blue plumage, which is reminiscent of the blue hyacinth flower.
Related Species: Anodorhynchus glaucus, Anodorhynchus leari, Anodorhynchus coronatus