The hyacinth macaw is the largest parrot. It uses its large beak to crack open the shells of nuts. If a shell is particularly hard, it will use the beak to file down an area to break it in half easily.
This is a critically endangered species due to the destruction of its rainforest habitat and the collection of wild birds for sale as pets.
HABITATTropical rain forests, palm swamps
DIET Palm nuts, seeds, palm sprouts and snails
LIFE Expectancy30-40 years