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The National Aviary in Pittsburgh is the only independent indoor nonprofit aviary in the United States. It is also the country's largest aviary, and the only accorded honorary "National" status by the United States Congress. The aviary is home to more than 500 birds of more than 150 species, many of which are threatened or endangered in the wild. It has one of the most diverse collections in North America. As a result, the aviary has many species that are rarely found in other zoos or aviaries, for example, green-backed trogon, scarlet-headed blackbird, and blue-winged mountain tanager. Among the most popular residents are Benito the hyacinth macaw and his roommate, Killer the green-winged macaw. Both are trained, and perform at occasional educational exhibitions.
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