Don´t ask me why, but I´m totally into painting birds these days, so expect to have some feathered friends flying your way in the coming weeks. 😉
This is a water color painting of a Hyacinth Macaw, a parrot that is native to central and eastern South America.
With a length of about 100 cm (3.5ft) it is longer than any other species of parrot. It is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species, only outweighed by the flightless kakapo of New Zealand.
Habitat loss and the trapping of wild birds for the pet trade have taken a heavy toll on their population in the wild, so the species is classified as Vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature‘s Red List, and it is protected by its listing on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
They are very even-tempered and known as “gentle giants”.