Parrots (Psittacidae)

Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) - HBW 4, p. 421

French: Ara rouge German: Arakanga Spanish: Guacamayo Macao

Taxonomy: Psittacus Macao Linnaeus, 1758, South America.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cyanoptera Wiedenfeld, 1995 - SE Mexico to Nicaragua.
  • macao (Linnaeus, 1758) - Costa Rica, Panama and N & E Colombia (recent record from Nariño), E through Venezuela and the Guianas to C Brazil, and S to E Ecuador, E Peru and NE Bolivia.