Scarlet Macaw

Where in the world?

Forest habitats of Central and South America and Mexico.


Animal Facts:

Scarlet Macaws are part of the parrot family. They have a hooked beak that helps them in cracking nuts, eating, and climbing. Macaws also have zygodactyl feet, which means they have 2 toes in front and 2 toes in back allowing them to use their feet like hands.

Scarlet Macaws are large red, yellow, and blue and typically found in South America. They reach on average 33 inches from head to tail.

The largest threat to wild Scarlet Macaws is deforestation in South American rainforests.


Did you know?

Adult macaws have no known predators in the wild, but toucans, corvids, possums and coatis prey on the eggs and young.

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Posted on

January 31, 2019