This is the tender moment a pair of loved up macaws that live in monogamous relationships frolic and even seemingly share kisses on top of a streetlight in Brazil.
The stunning footage was filmed by photojournalist Marcos Erminio in the city centre of Campo Grande, Brazil, on 2nd March.
The birds seemed at ease with the nearby drone capturing the footage on an overcast day in the west-central Brazilian city, which is surrounded by forest, the birds’ natural habitat.
The macaws can be heard in the footage ‘talking’ to each other by making their characteristic raspy, throaty calls.
Macaws are found throughout the Americas and are known for their vibrant colours and long tails. Most species are now endangered in the wild.
The pair captured in Erminio’s footage are blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), which are found throughout tropical South America.
Unlike many of their fellow macaws, they are of least concern in terms of their conservation status. They are known for their loud vocalisations and destructive chewing.
Macaws are the largest flying parrots and are monogamous, meaning a pair is almost always seen together.
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