Feast your seeing orbs on my latest artwork – the magnificent Blue & Yellow Macaw, brought to life with Copic markers, pens, and white Posca & pencil! 🦜🎨
Did you know that Blue & Yellow Macaws are some of the most fascinating birds in the world? These birds are incredibly social and can form strong lifelong bonds with their partners, which is just too cute!
Native to the Amazon Rainforest in South America, Blue & Yellow Macaws play an important role in seed dispersal and forest regeneration, making them a vital part of the ecosystem. They are super intelligent, displaying impressive problem-solving abilities and learning new tricks with ease. These birds are definitely not just another pretty face!
And speaking of pretty faces, these birds are undeniably gorgeous, with their vibrant blue and yellow feathers and their striking black beaks.
These birds can also be incredibly loud, emitting calls that can be heard from miles away – it’s a wonder they don’t all go hoarse! But don’t let their loudness fool you – Blue & Yellow Macaws are also incredibly gentle, and have been known to form close bonds with their human caregivers.
Unfortunately, for that very reason, these birds are often targeted by poachers for the illegal pet trade, which has led to a decline in their population in some areas. They are currently listed with a status of “Least Concern” meaning that while they do face threats, their population size and range are currently large enough to sustain them.
Thankfully, conservation efforts have been put in place to protect these magnificent creatures, including the creation of protected habitats and a ban on international trade.
I had such a blast creating this piece, and I hope it inspires you to learn more about these fascinating birds and the importance of protecting their habitats.