Artist's description: This painting shows the Blue Macaw. Like all Psittacids, they form couples for life. They have a powerful beak, needed to break the shells of their favorite foods, the palm trees. The Blue Macaw is threatened with extinction, precisely for being kidnapped and taken to other countries, sold in the black-market. Not to mention that many die on their way. One curiosity is that this Blue Macaw became famous with the character "Blu" in the movie "Rio".