Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) - HBW 4, p. 421
French: Ara rouge
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 18 videos
bird at nesthole than flying away - very windy day Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 28 December 2012 23 weeks ago 14 sec 4.3
bird sitting on the nesthole on a windy morning Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 28 December 2012 23 weeks ago 15 sec 4.2
Two adults in tree calling and preening Locality Chiquibul National Park, Cayo District, Belize (ssp cyanoptera)
Wayne Hall 14 March 2010 3 years ago 1 min 54 sec 4.1
Two adults foraging. Locality Tárcoles, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp macao)
Alex García · Videoaves 8 July 2010 2 years ago 27 sec 4.1
Two birds preening a third bird. Locality Tárcoles, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp macao)
Richard Garrigues 31 May 2012 51 weeks ago 29 sec 4
Two birds flying. Locality Tárcoles, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp macao)
Richard Garrigues 13 July 2012 46 weeks ago 14 sec 3.7
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A couple of Scarlet Macaws over Corcovado Beach.
Locality Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp macao)
Aat Bender 26 January 2009 3 years ago 4.3
Locality Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp macao)
valdir hobus 17 July 2011 1 year ago 3.9
couple siiting close to their nesthole on a kapok tree - cleaning their feathers
Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 29 December 2012 21 weeks ago 3.8
Pair at nest
Locality Manu Wildlife Center, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp macao)
hawk 28 August 2010 16 weeks ago 3.8
A bird perched.
Locality Florida, USA (United States)
sophiebuck 5 April 2012 20 weeks ago 3.8
Close-up of an adult feeding on beach almond. Viewed from the telescope
Locality Tárcoles, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Róger Rodríguez 11 December 2011 29 weeks ago 3.7
Several birds calling. Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2011 1 year ago 4.7
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Calls from a pair flying overhead. Locality Carara National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Scott Olmstead 6 February 2010 3 years ago 4