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Scarlet Macaw

Ara macao

Description:

"The Scarlet Macaw is a large, colorful macaw. It is native to humid evergreen forests in the American tropics."

Habitat:

"Range extends from extreme south-eastern Mexico to Amazonian Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in lowlands up to 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft)."

Notes:

"The Scarlet Macaw can live up to 50 years in captivity, although, a more typical lifespan is 30 to 40 years."

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29 Comments (1–25)

CostaBoyJack
CostaBoyJack 11 months ago

great shot

Louisa
Louisa a year ago

Amazing photos!

Chantell
Chantell a year ago

Beautiful!

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers a year ago

Fantastic !!!

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman a year ago

AMAZING! TRULY WONDERFUL!

MaithiliSave
MaithiliSave a year ago

Fantastic shot...

chebeague8
chebeague8 2 years ago

it's a beautiful red!

chebeague7
chebeague7 2 years ago

RAINBOW!!! I love the variety of colors!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Congratulations,
Incredible Shots,

julia11cc
julia11cc 2 years ago

beautifull!!!!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Congratulations
Wonderful series

COngratulations, amazing valentines picture

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 2 years ago

So cool! You don't often get to see these guys in the wild!

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Wonderful capture!!!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 2 years ago

Fantastic pictures!

Carolina
Carolina 2 years ago

Awesome photos Sergei!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

wonderful! That last picture is 'the picture'. :)

auntnance123
auntnance123 2 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/563... I wouldn't be surprised if these were taken on the same stretch of road (may be the same trees, may be the same birds).
Beautiful pictures of beautiful birds, Sergei.

alampietti13
alampietti13 2 years ago

I agree, the third picture is wonderful!! fantastic pictures!

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 2 years ago

I absolutely love the third picture! They're gorgeous! :D

Thurd13
Thurd13 2 years ago

Amazing series of photos!

Ulrich
Ulrich 2 years ago

simply perfect - congrats

Elsa
Elsa 2 years ago

WOW!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks for the precisions Sergei! I see you have now moved the location. I have indeed seen quite a few flying in pairs along the shoreline in Corcovado. They are a magnificent sight!

Daniele you are right. Ara can be seen only on the Pacific coasts: in Corcovado National Park and near Jaco where they have been repopulated in the last years. I didn't remember the exact location and I have written a central city in Costa Rica. This shot was taken along the way between Manuel Antonio National Park and Jacò. There were a big tree with on 3 couples while mating.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.62, Long: -84.63

Spotted on Apr 19, 2010
Submitted on Apr 19, 2011

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