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The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a type of parrot. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America.

Scarlet macaw
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Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)
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Binomial name
Ara macao
Linnaeus, 1758
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     Range of the scarlet macaw

Its range is from south-eastern Mexico to Amazonian Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil in lowlands up to 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft). It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade, but locally it remains fairly common. It is the national bird of Honduras.

ReferencesEdit

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Ara macao". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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