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Scarlet Macaw

Ara Macao

Description:

The Scarlet Macaw is a large, red, yellow and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is about 81 centimetres (32 in) long, of which more than half is the pointed, graduated tail typical of all macaws, though the Scarlet Macaw has a larger percentage of tail than the other large Macaws. The average weight is about 1 kilogram (2.2 lb). The plumage is mostly scarlet, but the rump and tail-covert feathers are light blue, the greater upper wing coverts are yellow, the upper sides of the flight feathers of the wings are dark blue as are the ends of the tail feathers, and the undersides of the wing and tail flight feathers are dark red with metallic gold iridescence.

Habitat:

Scarlet Macaws inhabit humid lowland subtropical rain forests, open woodlands, river edges, and savannas.

Notes:

Spotted in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore.

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Manilie
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Manilie

Singapore

Lat: 1.29, Long: 103.85

Spotted on Dec 8, 2013
Submitted on Apr 3, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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