So if you here the odd obscenity it is Barney and not Geoff (honestly!).
He is a very curious bird but can have mood swings. He has sworn at many an important visitor to the sanctuary, including a vicar and a policeman. He even told a lady Mayor where to go!
Barney has appeared on many TV and radio shows, and even won Britain’s Worst pet!
- General: There are 17 species of Macaw worldwide. many have vibrant plumage which is suited to lifein tropical rain forests. They have large powerful beaks that can easily crack nuts and seeds.
- Life Span: 60 years.
- Statistics: Body length; 30-100 cm. Weight: 900 – 1300 g.
- Territory: South and Central America.
- Behaviour: They are intelligent birds that often fly in a flock of 10 – 30. macaws vocalise through a series of sqwawks to identify other members of the flock and mark territory.
- Diet: Seeds, nuts and fruits.