Length: 34 – 36” (85 - 90 cm); weight 2 – 3 lbs. (900 to 1300 g); wingspan: approximately 41 – 45” (102 – 112.5 cm). It is vivid in appearance with blue wings and tail, dark blue chin, golden under parts and a green forehead. Its beak is black, and very strong for crushing nuts. The naked face is white, turning pink in excited birds, and lined with small black feathers. The young are born featherless; but, at ten weeks, they are covered with feathers and the wings and tail have attained their full length. Baby macaws have black eyes, but the color changes over time from black to gray to white to yellow as an adult bird. At six months, it is hard to distinguish the young from the parents.