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Scarlet Macaw live in South America.
Their diet in the wild and captivity consists of seeds, fruit, nuts, berries, and leaves.
Typical lifespan is 40-50 years, but they can live up to 90 years in captivity!
Females lay 2-3 eggs, incubating them for 24-26 days. The chicks leave the nest 90 days after hatching and leave their parents about a year after that. Juveniles reach maturity at 5 years of age.
About the Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaws belong to the group of Neotropical parrots and is one of the most beautiful members of the parrot family. It has white face and brightly-colored, yellow, red, green and blue body. These large parrots can reach 32 inches in length and 2.2 pounds in weight. They prefer life in the rainforest. Scarlet Macaws are curious, strong willed and is one of the most intelligent bird species in the world.
They have extremely powerful beaks with which they can easily crush nuts and seeds to eat. It also uses its beak as a climbing aid. They also have flexible feet that are used for manipulation of food, branches and other items used as tools.
Did you know?
Scarlet Macaws eat clay from riverbanks in the wild. Scientists are not sure what the reason behind this is!