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 sitting on the nesthole on a windy morning Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 28 December 2012 1 year ago 15 sec 4.3
bird at nesthole than flying away - very windy day Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 28 December 2012 1 year ago 14 sec 4.3
Two adults in tree calling and preening Locality Chiquibul National Park, Cayo District, Belize (ssp cyanoptera)
Wayne Hall 14 March 2010 4 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 3 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 2 years ago 29 sec 4
Several birds at the colpa together with Blue-and-yellow and Red-and-green Macaws Locality Tambopata Research Center, Tambopata National Park, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp macao)
Stefan Behrens 2004 7 years ago 35 sec 3.9
PhotosSee all 54 photos
Presumed mated pair
Locality Carara National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp macao)
Andy Wombat 10 September 2013 43 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp macao)
valdir hobus 17 July 2011 2 years ago 4.3
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 4 years ago 4.1
2 birds on a branch in Selva Lacandona.
Locality Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp cyanoptera)
Carlos Frias 15 November 2012 6 weeks ago 4
An adult bird head.
Locality Amazon World Zoo Park, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, England, Great Britain
Tomasz Doroń 19 June 2011 29 weeks ago 4
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), feeding
Locality Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Jacques Erard 15 August 2011 38 weeks ago 4
Several birds calling. Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2011 2 years ago 4.7
Calls in flight Locality Apure State, Venezuela
Peter Boesman 31 December 1996 25 weeks ago 4
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Calls from a pair flying overhead. Locality Carara National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Scott Olmstead 6 February 2010 4 years ago 4
Calls of several birds perched Locality Tárcoles River, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Peter Boesman 23 March 2010 25 weeks ago 3