Of all the large macaws, the Military Macaw may be the most
underrated parrot. This majestic bird has mostly deep olive
green feathers and sports white cheek patches marked with a hint
of greenish-black feathers. Its most conspicuous feature is a
tuft of vividly colored fluffy red feathers that look as if it
was added to the forehead as a centerpiece.
This handsome bird has been known
as a pet and a good breeder for many years. They can talk but
will need consistent direction to become proficient. They are
affectionate but can become testy without proper training.
Generally, they are docile by nature and become fast friends
even in new locations. As with most companion birds, getting one
early and training regularly will enhance the bond and enjoyment
with the owner.