|This blog is about
Dino and our lives in Belize. It will also be about the many species of
birds that come to visit Casa Dino, like Toucans and Amazon parrots, with
some insights into Belize thrown in for good measure. Actually, it could
be about anything.
|Dino is a Green-winged
Macaw (Ara Chloroptera), the 2nd largest flighted parrot, native
to South America. Only the flightless Kakapo from New Zealand, with a larger
body mass and the Hyacinth macaw are larger. The Green-winged macaw is
often referred to as the 'Gentle giant', referring to their gentle nature
compared to many of their smaller counterparts. I am Gary, native to England.
|In case you are wondering how Dino got
his name, its because a friend, who had two Blue-and-yellow macaws (Blue-and-gold
as they call them in aviculture), said Dino looked like a Dinosaur when
he sat alongside them, both for his substantially larger size and his not
so graceful, as dinosourial stance. The second he said it, I knew had the
perfect name, because Dino just happened to be my favorite character from
the Flintstones too. Dino was born on June 1st 2008.