Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53663

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Psittacirformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Ara
Genus species:Ara macao

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:85 cm
Identification:The scarlet macaw is bright scarlet with unfeathered white facial skin. Its wings are yellow and blue with hints of green. The greater and median wing coverts are yellow, and the primaries and secondaries are blue. The macaw's underwing coverts are red, the rump and lower back are blue, and the tail is red with a blue tip.
Habitat:Tropical rainforests
Reproduction:Scarlet macaws incubate their eggs for 28 days.
Status:Endangered in Central America

Other Information

Geographic:Southern North America
Northeastern South America
Date:1965-10 Subjects:Scarlet macaw
parrot-like bird
Macaws
Parrots
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata