Scarlet Macaw

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Scarlet Macaw

The Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) is a brilliant colored bird. Found from S Mexico to Peru, Bolivia and E Brazil.

84cm (33”), 900g. Long and pointed tail and wings; large powerful bill. Bright red colored. Yellow patch on wing-coverts; remiges and rectrices deep blue; central rectrices red; rump and tail-coverts sky-blue. Iris yellow, facial skin pinkish-white; bill ivory-yellow and black; feet dull gray. Young: Iris brown.

Common Name: Scarlet Macaw
Scientific Name: Ara macaw
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