- Its plumage is scarlet in color. (TAS)
- Plumage: color of all the feathers on a bird's body. (TAS)
- The rump and tail feathers are light blue. (TAS)
- The average height: 32 inches. (TAS)
- The weight is 22 lbs. (TAS)
- Macaws communicate by squeaking loudly and screeching. (TAS)
- Breeding: during the first half of the year.
- The nest: a hole at the top of a tall dead tree.
- The female lays 2-4 eggs
- Takes care of them for 22 days.
- When born, the young are blind and almost naked.
- Their eyes open after 7-14 days.
- The young are fed by the parents' partially digested vegetable crop contents.
- 10 weeks: covered with feathers, wings and tail are at their full length.
- 6 months: fully grown (it is hard to distinguish the young from the parents).
September - December: Scarlet macaw pairs look for appropriate nest holes and guard them
December - February: Females lay eggs and incubate them for 22 days
January- February: Chicks hatch
March - April - May: Chicks fledge from nests at around 75 days old
June - August: Chicks fly with parents, learn to feed and socialize and start roosting in Guacalillo Mangrove Reserve with the rest of the flock.
(The Last Flight Of The Scarlet Macaw)