10 May, 2011

Scarlet Macaw

Scientific Name: Ara macao

Population Estimate: 20-50K

Range / Habitat: Lowland moist forest of northern South America and Central America.

Field Notes: Large macaw, primarily red. Yellow in wings, noticeable during flight. The similar Red-and-green Macaw has prominent green in wings.

Personal Notes: We came across a raucous group of 8 scarlets while driving an hour south of Cararo National Forest in CR. What Luck!

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