Green Winged & Scarlet Macaws~

Green Winged Macaws have green feathers on their wings and red feathers on their faces. They are red, green and blue, and live in South America.

Scarlet Macaws are red, yellow and and blue, with white faces.

Scarlets live in South and Central America and Mexico.

I was amazed to come upon this friendly scarlet in Costa Rica.

I couldn’t figure out why he was performing for me, until his mate turned up, and I realized they were feeding their chick in a nest in the hollow of this tree.

I have never seen nesting wild macaws so this was quite a thrill!

Macaw populations are scattered in the wild and rare to find.

Their numbers have been decimated by habitat destruction and the pet parrot trade.

Macaws are highly intelligent and mate for life.

Cheers to you from the incredible Macaws~

282 thoughts on “Green Winged & Scarlet Macaws~

  1. Cindy, I was about to write, what are you paying them to pose for you … when you mentioned the nest! How amazing to see these glorious birds so close, and you’ve brought their wonder into our homes through these stunning images. Thank you so much … uplifting (apart from the sad fact that they are sadly in decline).

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  2. I rarely see pictures of these parrots. Thank you for this post about parrots. In Poland, I do not have the opportunity to see how they feed the young.
    Best wishes

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  3. What a beautiful creature. I am glad that someone is speaking of its endangerment now. We need to become aware of how many creatures are also endangered because of the pet trade and other things in the ecology that are out of balance. Thank you kindly for sharing this.

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    • So great to hear from you cuz. Always smile when I see it’s you. When I see wild critters every hassle of travel becomes worthwhile. Hugs to you Paul and be well. Spring is coming, so I know that is good for you ❤ ❤

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    • Some people bond with the macaw and know what they are doing and they become close friends. But macaws live a very long time and most humans can’t care for them in their lifetimes, so they get passed around and traumatized with different owners. They are very large, powerful, gregarious, and intelligent birds. They live socially, mate for life. I think they should be protected in their natural environments, and their environments should be protected too.

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