Scarlet Macaw Nestcam
In here are Scarlet Macaws ‘Aloysius’ and ‘Zorro’. They have turned out to be a very compatible pair – soon after being introduced in 2015 they raised their raised their two first young. Their most recent chick fledged in January 2017. The pair have spent time in their nest box again but produced just one egg, rather than the usual two or three. They abandoned the egg so something seems to have been wrong that time.
Latest update 10th April 2017 – they have laid an egg, so keep watching the webcam and if you spot anything happening send us a tweet or post on our Facebook page and let us know 😊
Wild populations of these magnificent birds, like many parrots, have declined because of capture for the pet trade and habitat loss. They are now protected by international law.
Most Scarlet Macaws are found across a large region of South America, with a small population in a region stretching from south Mexico to Panama. The World Parrot Trust is working with organisations which release captive-bred birds into areas where there is good habitat.
Read about the species on the World Parrot Trust website here: https://www.parrots.org/projects/scarlet-macaw