Macaws: Average Weights and Measures

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

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    • 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

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      • 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

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        • 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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        Macaws

        Blue and Gold

        • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 800-1292 grams
        • Average Chick Weight: 20 grams

        Green-winged

        • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 900-1529 grams
        • Average Chick Weight: 21 grams

        Hahn’s

        • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 165 grams

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          • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 1200-1450 grams
          • Average Chick Weight: 25 grams

          Illiger’s

          • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 265 grams
          • Average Chick Weight: 11 grams

          Lear’s

          • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 940 grams

          Military

          • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 900 grams
          • Average Chick Weight: 18-20 grams

          Noble

          • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 190 grams

          Red-fronted

          • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 525 grams

          Scarlet

          • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 900-1100 grams
          • Average Chick Weight: 21 grams

          Severe

          • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 360 grams

          Spix’s

          • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 360 grams

          Yellow-collared

          • Average Weight / Weight Ranges: 250 grams
          • Average Chick Weight: 12 grams

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