The scarlet macaw (Ara macao, puna-ara in Finnish) is a large, red, yellow and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. Range extends from extreme south-eastern Mexico to Amazonian Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil. It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade, but locally it remains fairly common.
These pictures are taken of captive macaws in Safari World in Thailand (which I’m not promoting here), but wish to see them one day in freedom.
In the last pictures the scarlet macaws are resting together with the blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna).
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