Macaws in the Rainforest Alyssa
Introduction The tropical rainforest are very necessary. There are four layers of all our rainforests. Many animals survive by eating the plants in the rainforest.
Forest Floor and Understory The forest floor and the understory are the two lowest layers in the rain forest. The forest floor has most of the larger animals in the rainforest. It also has lots of plants. The understory has a little more light than the forest floor. It also has a lot of animals.
Canopy and Emergent Layer The canopy and emergent layer are the two highest layers in the rainforest. The canopy is one of the top layers. It also has a lot of the rainforest birds. The emergent layer is where the high tree tops are.
Products/Supplies We get many supplies from the rainforest. We get many fruits such as oranges, mangos, bananas and others. We also get stuff that we cook with like cocolate and vanilla. We get many supplies from rainforests.
Macaws A macaw’s feathers are usually red, blue, yellow and green. They have short necks a large round head and curved beaks. They are also very, very large.
Habitat Macaws live in rainforests of Mexico. They also live off the coast of South America. They either live in the canopy or emergent layer.
Diet Macaws usually eat nuts, berries, leaves and flower buds.
Predators and Prey Toucans eat young macaws and macaws’ eggs. When young macaws are endangered from reptiles, wild climbing cats, eagles and other carnivores. Some harpy eagles also attack young macaws. Macaws don’t eat animals, only nuts, berries, leaves and flower buds. But its most fierce predator is us, humans.
Adaptations Its only survival tip is its beak. It’s so sharp it can crack your head open. It also uses its beak for cracking hard nuts.
Interesting Facts Macaws’ colors are so bright you can see them at night. A macaws beak is so strong it can crack open a nut. Macaws can get a good grip on branches with its sharp talons.