A nutty scarlet macaw

Scarlet macaw – Photograph by Laura Lecce

This brightly colored scarlet macaw was spotted with it’s equally impressive partner, chowing down on beach almonds (Terminalia catappa tree) along the coast of Costa Rica. As is quite typical of the parrot family, they are large and they are loud! You almost always see them flying and hanging out in pairs, and they know how to communicate very well with each other. They will let each other know when it’s time to fly off to another spot with a very loud screech. This was such a spectacular sight on a bright sunny beach day – life doesn’t get any better than this. It makes me sad to think about how many of these birds live in isolation, in cages, unable to be free or have a partner to chat with. As glorious as they are to look at, nothing is more glorious than spotting them flying freely through the sky as nature intended it.  

7 thoughts on “A nutty scarlet macaw

    1. I couldn’t stop watching them… I got so sunburnt and didn’t even realise. If you ever get the chance to get near Corcavado National Park in Costa Rica you are bound to see quite a few. Along with so many other things, definitely the most wildlife I’ve ever seen anywhere!

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  1. Ooooo, lucky!! I was in Panama and so hoped to get lucky with an unlikely macaw. What an awesome experience to see this bird that we are so used to seeing as a cage bird, flying free.

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