The Spix's Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii) is a neotropical parrot species native to Brazil.


A small macaw, the Spix's has a grey-blue plumage on the head, pale-blue on the undersides, and a bright blue everywhere else. They have brown-black legs and feet, with a dark gray beak and gray facial skin. Their irises are a yellow hue in adults, and brown in juveniles. They are about 22 inches from head to tailtip when full-grown, with a 9.7 to 11.8-inch wingspan.


Spix's Macaws primarily eat seeds and nuts.


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Spix's Macaw.


  • They are critically endangered, nearly extinct in the wild; less than 60 remain.
  • This makes the Spix's the most endangered parrot on earth.
  • They are also known as the "little blue macaw".