Friday, March 7, 2014

Most Beautiful Bird in the World, Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw pair
Pair of beautiful Scarlet Macaws.

Scarlet Macaw not just beautiful in colors but they also have more interesting things to offer for human to love them. With the size slightly bigger than ordinary birds they can be great companion as pet. They often caught in videos playing with others domestic pets such as cats and dogs.

Pet macaw can be as gentle as any other pets. More surprising some of them even can say simple words such as “hello”, “good morning” and even any other words trained to them. Everything they do will be nice to watch. Most of the time they have the happy expression in their face that making you want to touch it and give pat at their back.

Macaws are native to tropical forest of South America deep in the jungle from south-eastern Mexico to Amazonian Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil. They usually found at gathering spot for a claylicks in a large group, while actually scarlet macaw mate for life and making their nest in the tree cavity. They often fly in pair looking for fruits in the dense jungle canopy.

With a size up to 81 centimeters (32 in) long that included with their tail and the average weight is about 1 kilogram (2.2 lb.). The main color for the plumage is scarlet where it’s got its name from, but there also shades of blue for its tail and wings with mixing of yellow. These bright colors combination make the scarlet macaw the most stunning in the macaw’s family.

Scarlet Macaw feed
Macaw feeding on jungle fruits.

Macaws prefer fruits in their diet. Most jungle fruits, nuts and seeds even large hard seeds as you can see that macaw’s beak are built to crack even the hardest shell of nuts. This also will remind you to avoid from touching this birds in shock or you’ll need to bear the price of their powerful beak or claws. Anyway they always look lovely and beautiful – so keep it that way.

The populations of macaws are getting smaller caused by the illegal birds trafficking. Even though they can easily keep in captivity that doesn't mean that we should let their home being destroyed. There’re many things that we can’t provide them as what their natural home can.


So if you really want to know how beautiful and gentle is the scarlet macaw is? Maybe you can pay them a visit at the local zoo or somewhere that keep this birds in live. By knowing them, maybe you’ll understand how important is for us to ensure that they’ll never get extinct. 

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