Scarlet Macaw Amaya Gomez

Scarlet Macaw

One of 17 species of the Macaws, Scarlet Macaw is the most beautiful members of the Parrot Family. They are also one of the largest Neotropical. They prefer life in the rain forest. They are fans of humid, rain forests near rivers. As in southern Mexico, Central America, and southern Brazil.

Macaws have wide strong wings and hollow bones that take flight, they can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour.

They have a strong curved beak used for cracking nuts and seeds, and a tongue that can hold onto the kernel to pull it out from the shell. They also eat clay from riverbanks. No one is sure why they eat the clay.

Some of their predators are Eagles, Snakes, Jaguars, Monkeys, and humans.

The females and males look the same. Although some learn to speak and mimic and others do not.

Macaws in Flight
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