Scarlet Macaw Ara macao

Highly social and one of the largest members of the parrot family.

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ORIGIN:
Mexico, Central and South America

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HABITAT:
Rain forests and forests along rivers and savannahs

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2-3 lbs
Height: Up to 32 in with tail

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DIET:
Fruits and nuts

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PREDATORS:
Large cats, birds of prey, monkeys and snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Able to camouflage in the rain forest thanks to their colorful plumage

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 2-4 eggs; Incubation 24-25 days

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THREATS:
Least Concern

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Avg 40-50 yrs; Up to 75 in captivity

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Melbourne, FL 32940

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