These Red-and-Green Macaws are intelligent and skillful birds.
They are well represented in Kabalebo; the Red-and-Green macaws. Every morning and afternoon you can hear and see them traveling from one place to the other. Usually in search of food. And when they find their food source, they'll make sure not to spill or drop them.
In one of the Maripa palms, I spotted a Red-and-Green Macaw couple. This Maripa palm had some ripe nuts and so in no time it was claimed by these Large macaws. Sometimes the Maripa bundle is hanging inconveniently, making it difficult to eat the nuts relaxed on top of it. Usually you have to skillfully climb down, grab one nut and crawl back on top. Kind of a bit difficult if you don't have any limbs (like the monkeys), but this was no problem for the Macaws at all.
With its large and powerful beak, this Red-and-Green Macaw was able to both hold onto its nut and at the same time use it as a hook to climb up. In collaboration with its sharp claws it was able to hang on and drag itself out of this difficult position.
Once they have a nut, they won't easily let it go and even will fly away to a safer spot.
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