Scientific Name: Ara macao

IUCN (Red List) Status: Least Concern (LC)

The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a large red, yellow, and blue Central and South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws. It is native to humid evergreen forests of the Neotropics. Its range extends from south-eastern Mexico to Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil in lowlands of 500 m (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m, the Caribbean island of Trinidad, as well as the Pacific island of Coiba. Formerly, it ranged north to southern Tamaulipas. In some areas, it has suffered local extinction because of habitat destruction, or capture for the parrot trade, but in other areas, it remains fairly common. It is the national bird of Honduras. Like its relative the blue-and-yellow macaw, scarlet macaws are popular birds in aviculture as a result of their striking plumage.

Habitat: Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level

Animal Location: Fantastic Forests