Tag Archive | Scarlet Macaws

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~

Hidden Rainbows~


It’s hard to hide,

when you are naturally curious,

and colored like a rainbow.

The scarlet macaws seemed bemused by my presence and eventually got used to me.


“Who is this odd person?”

“She doesn’t move or speak.”

“Unusual for a human.”

“Maybe if we just ignore her, she’ll go away.”

Which, of course, after a long time, I did. Smart birds!

Cheers to you from Costa Rica’s flying rainbows~

Tonight we are approaching The Galapogos Islands. There will be no reliable internet until we reach Lima in about a week. Miss you & look forward to catching up with you then!