[Ara macao]
  Habitat: Subtropical and tropical dry and moist lowland forests
  Size: 32-36"
  Weight: 2-2.5 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 40 years
  Incubation Period:
28 days
  Number of Young:
2-3
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

 

  - Young birds often stay with their parents for up to two years.
  - Can fly up to 35 miles per hour.
  - Mates may show affection by licking each other's faces and mutual preening.
  - Scarlet Macaws, and parrots in general, frequently use their left foot in handling food and in grasping other things.

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