Scarlet Macaw & Parrot in Flight

There are over 350 parrot species worldwide, of which 16 species occur in Costa Rica. Typical characteristics are their strong hooked bill, short necks and a compact body. Parrots are mostly found in lowland forests and can reach ages of up to 80 years! The most frequent colour scheme is green, but the Scarlet Macaw (Ara) is famous for its red colour.
Like many other birds, parrots are monogamous breeders. Scarlet Macaws (known as “Ara” in Costa Rica) are legendary for their lifelong faithfulness.

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