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Small scarlet macaw

Species

Small scarlet macaw

(Ara macao)

Length: 80 to 96 cm.
Weight: 900 to 1490 g.

Coloration: Red coloration with yellow and blue wing feathers and white facial skin.

Status

This species is not in danger of extinction, but is classified as CITES I. It is only observed in areas undisturbed by humans and is impacted by the destruction of the environment in certain locations and the collection of feathers by the indigenous peoples.

Source: IUCN

Geographical Distribution

occurs in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. In Brazil, it occurs in the States of Amazônia, Mato Grosso, Tocantins, and Maranhão.

Habitat

Woods and riverbanks

Food

Fruits and seeds.

Distribution map

Source: IUCN

Taxonomy

Class: Birds

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

Genre: Ara

Scientific name: Ara macao.

Popular name: BlueScarlet macaw, small scarlet macaw

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