Shy scarlet macaw

Photo of a Ara macaw with red, yellow and blue feathers, its head tilted forward and its beak hidden in the feathers.

Macaws are large striking parrots with long tails, long narrow wings and vividly coloured plumage. They all have a characteristic bare face patch around the eyes.

The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a large yellow, red and blue Neotropical parrot native to humid evergreen forests of the Americas.

Scarlet macaws make very loud, high and sometimes low-pitched, throaty squawks, squeaks and screams designed to carry many kilometers to call for their groups.

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Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 1.4× TC WR
840 mm (560 mm with crop factor)
ISO 800
ƒ/8
1/90 s
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Les Mathes, France

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