Which species of macaw is this?
Posted: 03 March 2008 01:23 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello all,

Can someone please tell me which species of macaw this is?  I thought at first it might be a greenwing… Thanks in advance, Celia

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Posted: 04 March 2008 08:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi Celia,

Interesting question, thanks for posting. I believe that the macaw is most likely a scarlet. It is difficult to tell from the image but the lack of any feather on the facial patch is indicative of a Scarlet macaw and not a Green-wing. You can see the best see the difference when you view the two side by side. Here are a couple of photos to illustrate:

Green-wing - http://www.parrots.org/index.php/parrotgallery/image_full/328/
Scarlet - http://www.parrots.org/index.php/parrotgallery/image_full/642/

Hope this helps.

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Posted: 04 March 2008 12:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Wow, lovely quality photos!  Following your reasoning then Steve (why didn’t I notice that!?) these must be Greenwings…

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Posted: 04 March 2008 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Eerm, second thoughts, maybe not.  It’s hard to tell cos it’s such a low res picture.  This one definitely has green on the starboard wing….

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Posted: 04 March 2008 02:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I suspect that the second image is of a couple of Scarlet Macaws as well. Depending on their geographic variation, some Scarlet Macaws still exhibit green on their wings, as you can see in this photo: http://www.parrots.org/index.php/parrotgallery/image_full/654/ .

Also if you look at the shape of the beaks in proportion to the rest of the head you will notice that they look more like a Scarlet than a Green-wing. Green-wings tend to have a much heavier looking bill in comparison to the rest of the head.

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Posted: 01 April 2008 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Posted: 06 July 2008 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Yeah i would say it is a Greenwigned too not that i have one lol
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Posted: 07 July 2008 03:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Non have facial feathers which makes them Scarlet Macaws.

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