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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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28 Comments (1–25)

CostaBoyJack
CostaBoyJack 9 years ago

great shot

Louisa
Louisa 10 years ago

Amazing photos!

Chantell
Chantell 10 years ago

Beautiful!

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 10 years ago

Fantastic !!!

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman 10 years ago

AMAZING! TRULY WONDERFUL!

MaithiliSave
MaithiliSave 10 years ago

Fantastic shot...

chebeague8
chebeague8 10 years ago

it's a beautiful red!

chebeague7
chebeague7 10 years ago

RAINBOW!!! I love the variety of colors!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Congratulations,
Incredible Shots,

julia11cc
julia11cc 10 years ago

beautifull!!!!!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Congratulations
Wonderful series

COngratulations, amazing valentines picture

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

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

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Wonderful capture!!!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 10 years ago

Fantastic pictures!

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

Awesome photos Sergei!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

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

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 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.

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 11 years ago

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

Thurd13
Thurd13 11 years ago

Amazing series of photos!

Ulrich
Ulrich 11 years ago

simply perfect - congrats

Elsa
Elsa 11 years ago

WOW!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 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!

SergeiKoultchitskii
SergeiKoultchitskii 11 years ago

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.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 years ago

Another fantastic shot Sergei! Is the location right though? I thought they were only seen along the Pacific coast these days... but I may be wrong!

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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

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