Scarlet Macaw

Ara macao
The Scarlet Macaw is a large red, yellow, and blue South American parrot, and a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. With strong wings and hollow bones that aid fl ight, they can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour. The Scarlet macaw has a strong, curved beak to crack hard nuts and seeds, and a tongue that can hold onto the kernel to pull it from the shell. Males and females both look the same.

DIET

The Scarlet Macaw will eat mostly fruits, nuts and seeds, including large, hard seeds.

FAST FACTS

Size: 32-34 inches
Weight: 1.8 – 2.2 lbs
Lifespan: 45 – 50 years in the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

LEAST CONCERNED