species of bird
The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a type of parrot. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America.
|Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)|
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.
- ↑ BirdLife International (2012). "Ara macao". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Scarlet Macaw in-depth research article.
- Tambopata Macaw project Archived 2012-07-01 at the Wayback Machine long term research project in south east Peru
- World Parrot Trust Parrot Encyclopedia — Species Profiles
- Scarlet macaw videos on the Internet Bird Collection
- Page of photographs of Scarlet and green-winged macaws at a clay lick from Parrots International Archived 2016-08-28 at the Wayback Machine
- Scarlet macaw photo on PBase
- Stamps (15 countries) with RangeMap
- Ara macao conservation and reintroduction in Costa Rica
- Scarlet macaw in illegal traffic in Nicaragua
- The Scarlet Macaw Genome Project