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Macaw Rescue Inc.Palm City, Fl
The Macaw Rescue Foundation (MRF)
Macaw Rescue, Inc. is located in Palm City, Florida on a 5 acre ranchette called Yardley Farms . Palm City is on Florida's east coast about halfway between Orlando and Miami.
The organization is governed by a Board of Directors elected from the membership with voting rights. The day to day operation is overseen by an Executive Director along with a staff of care givers and maintenance personnel.
The membership is comprised of various levels of voting and non-voting members. Funds to support operations are derived exclusively from donations. Macaw Rescue Inc. is registered as a non-profit entity under IRS Section 501(C)3 Public Charity Rules. It also enjoys Florida State Tax Exemption privileges and is licensed by the State of Florida to undertake Fund Raising activities. The Facility also maintains a current License to possess CLASS III Wildlife for Exhibition or Public Sale issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Large, dark (usually black) beaks, and relatively hairless, light colored, medial facial (facial patch) areas distinguish macaws. Sometimes the facial patch is smaller in some species, and limited to a yellow patch around the eyes and a second patch near the base of the beak in the members of the genus Anodorhynchus, or Hyacinth Macaw. It has been documented that a Macaw's facial feathers are as unique as a human fingerprint
Some of the Macaw species are popularly known for their impressive size. The largest parrot in length and wingspan is the Hyacinth Macaw. The heaviest Macaw is the Buffon's, although the heaviest parrot is the flightless Kakapo. While still relatively large parrots, the Macaws of the genera Cyanopsitta, Orthopsittaca and Primolius are significantly smaller than the members of Anodorhynchus and Ara. The smallest member of the family, the Red-shouldered Macaw, is no larger than some parakeets of the genus Aratinga.
Macaws, like other parrots, as well as toucans and woodpeckers, are zygodactyl, having their first and fourth toes pointing backwards.