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Parrot scarlet Macaw

Parrot scarlet Macaw

    • The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a large red, yellow, and blue Central and South American parrot. Buy Scarlet Macaw. It is a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical Central and South America. Range extends from south-eastern Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil. Found in lowlands of 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft). It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade. In other areas it remains fairly common. Buy Scarlet Macaw Parrot. Formerly it ranged north to southern Tamaulipas. It is the national bird of Honduras. Like its relative the blue and gold macaw, scarlet macaws are popular birds in aviculture as a result of their striking plumage.
    They have 2 sub species A. m. macao (Linnaeus, 1758): South American scarlet macaw, the nominate subspecies. In the wings the medium and secondary coverts have green tip. A. m. cyanopterus Wiedenfeld, 1995: North Central American scarlet macaw. The Central American scarlet macaw is larger and has blue on its wings instead of green.