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20-JUL-2003 Copyright 2003 Robert

Scarlet Macaw

Jurong Birdpark, Singapore

Scarlet Macaws are large colorful parrots that live in Central and South America. Scarlet Macaws prefer undisturbed rainforest. They eat fruits, nuts, flowers and nectar,
and they often eat unripe fruit and nuts that other animals avoid. These macaws also eat clay from river banks. No one is sure why they do this, but the clay seems to be
important to them. One hypothesis is that the clay helps the parrots to digest poisonous chemicals found in the unripe fruit they eat. The Scarlet Macaw have
proportionately large hooked bills. Their hooked bills resemble those of birds of prey.


Books: Parrots: A Guide to Parrots of the World
For backyard feeders: try Birds-Out-Back.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/125s f/7.1 at 280.0mm, iso400 with flash (1.4TC) full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Guest 18-Dec-2004 09:22
Very nice