A beautiful photo of a “rainbow” parrot

 

This is apparently a red-fronted macaw (Ara rubrogenys). Notice the colours in the order of the rainbow along the wings (orange, yellow, green, blue, ?indigo).

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[photo credit Ray Varella, from here.]

I have written about the rainbow patterns in parrot plumage here and about the common orange/yellow markings as seen on the leading edge of that bird’s wings here.

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