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Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

Class: Aves
Family: Psittacidae
Common Name: Scarlet Macaw
Genus: Ara
Species Name: macao

About The Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet macaws are brightly colored birds with feathers ranging in color bands from scarlet on their head and shoulders, to yellow on their back and mid wing feathers and blue on the wing tips and tail feathers. The face has short white feathers. This area surrounds the light yellow colored eyes. The long, thick beak is light on the top and dark black on the bottom. The legs and feet are also black (Aditays, 2000).

Body length is approximately 89 cm, with the tail comprising approximately 1/3 - 1/2 of this. Tail feathers of males may be longer than females. Also, bills of males may be slightly larger (Sick, 1993).

Average mass: 1200 g.

Average length: 89 cm.

Other Physical Features: endothermic ; homoiothermic; bilateral symmetry

Sexual Dimorphism: sexes alike

Average mass: 1040 g.

Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Mijal, M. 2001. "Ara macao" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

Trips Where Observed

Mexico to Panama

Member Lifelists

North America

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