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Scarlet Macaw

(Ara macao)

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Very large, long-tailed red parrot with big patches of yellow on wings and blue on wings and tail; to 86cm (34in). (Guacamaya Roja, Lapa Roja).


Lowland forests of Pacific slope and some parts of northern Caribbean slope; usually found high in tree canopy in wooded and forest edge areas, and often near water. This species is endangered.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
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The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), Costa Rica