Scarlet Macaw

Ara macao

One of the most beautifully colored species on Earth! Both males and females are similarly colored. Scarlet macaws are large parrots who live in Panama and in South America east of the Andes, in Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. However, their natural habitat has shrunk considerably, and they are considered an endangered species. Who would want this rainbow-like bird to disappear!

This picture was taken in August 2006.

Genus Ara
Subfamily Arinae
Family Psittacidae
Order Psittaciformes
Class Aves
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth