Macaws: Average Weights and Measures

Blue-winged or Illiger’s Macaw

The following table has been compiled from Rosemary Low's book "Parrots in Aviculture" ISBN# 1-56465-179-7

Measurements are from beak to tip of tail. Considerable variations in individuals of the same species can exist, depending on their geographical location.

Hyacinthine Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 2.65 - 3.2 lbs or 1200-1450g
  • Chick Weight: 0.9 ounces 25g
  • Adult Length: 39 inches or 100cm

Green-winged Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 2.65 lbs - 3 lbs or 1200-1400g
  • Chick Weight: 0.74 ounces or 21g
  • Adult Length: 34 inches or 90cm

Scarlet Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 1.99 - 2.4 lbs or 900-1100g
  • Chick Weight: 0.74 ounces or 21g
  • Adult Length: 34 inches or 90cm

Blue and Gold Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 2.2 - 2.65 lbs or 1000-1200g
  • Chick Weight: 0.7 ounces or 20g
  • Adult Length: 33.9 inches or 86cm

Buffon's Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 2.9 lbs or 1300g
  • Chick Weight: 0.8 ounces or 23g
  • Adult Length: 33.5 inches or 85cm

Blue-throated or Caninde Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 1.7 lbs or 750g
  • Chick Weight: 0.6 ounces or 18g
  • Adult Length: 33.5 inches or 85cm

Lear's Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 2 lbs or 940g
  • Adult Length: 30 inches or 75cm

Military Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 1.98 lbs or 900g
  • Chick Weight: 0.2 - 0.7 ounces or 18-20g
  • Adult Length: 28 - 30 inches or 70-75cm

Red-fronted Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 1.2 lbs or 525g
  • Adult Length: 24 inches or 60cm

Spix's Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 0.8 lbs or 360g
  • Adult Length: 22 inches or 55cm

Severe or Chestnut-fronted Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 0.8 lbs or 360g
  • Adult Length: 19 inches or 49 cm

Red-bellied Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 0.7 lbs or 300g
  • Chick Weight: 0.5 ounces or 13g
  • Adult Length: 18 inches or 46cm

Illiger's Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 0.584 lbs or 265g
  • Chick Weight: 0.4 ounces or 11g
  • Adult Length: 16 inches or 41cm

Yellow-collared Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 0.551 lbs or 250g
  • Chick Weight: 0.43 ounces or 12g
  • Adult Length: 15.8 inches or 40cm

Noble Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 0.41 lbs or 190g
  • Adult Length: 14 inches or 35cm

Hahn's Macaw

  • Adult Weight: 0.4 lbs or 165g
  • Adult Length: 12 inches or 31cm

 

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