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 two fine youngsters. They currently have two more chicks in the nest so we have another chance to share their daily life and see the great amount of care given to turn tiny helpless chicks into independent birds.
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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 including the Ara Project in Costa Rica.
Read about the species on the World Parrot Trust website here: https://www.parrots.org/projects/scarlet-macaw