This clever parrot will drop the whole palm nuts on the ground and come back later when the husks have been removed by other animals. It will then eat the nutritious nut inside after the hard shell has been cracked.
The hyacinth macaw’s dry, scaly tongue has a bone inside that makes it an effective tool for tapping into fruits.
Hyacinth macaws also have gripping toes that they use to latch onto branches and to grab, hold, and examine items.
The hyacinth macaw uses it’s extremely powerful bill to open and eat nuts that are inaccessible to most other animals.