Taxon profile


Scarlet Macaw
Ara macao (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Psittaciformes - parrots »  family Psittacidae - parrots »  genus Ara - ara

Scientific synonyms

Ara aracanga (Gmelin, 1788)
Ara canga Levaillant, 1801
Ara jamaicensis Brisson, 1760

Least Concern



Similar species

Ara chloroptera G. R. Gray, 1859 - Red-and-green Macaw

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Ara macao cyanoptera Wiedenfeld, 1995

Ara macao cyanoptera - 000000000111

subspecies Ara macao macao (Linnaeus, 1758)

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Ara macao]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Bird Life 3 [22685563]

Bird Life [] [as Ara macao (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [54620]

del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Ara macao Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Ara macao (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
EN Remsen J. V. Jr., Cadena C. D., Jaramillo A., Nores M., Pacheco J. F., Pérez-Emán J., Robbins M. B., Stiles F. G., Stotz D. F. and Zimmer K. J. (2002-2013): Classification of the bird species of South America 17 March 2013 [], American Ornithologists' Union [as Ara macao]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
DE Zootier-Lexikon [6019:hellroter-ara-ara-macao&Itemid=618]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 2 December 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Ara macao (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Ara macao]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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