Scarlet Macaw

Most macaws prefer to use their left foot in handling food and grasping things. The right foot supports the body while the left foot works as a "hand" to bring items to the beak.

The scarlet macaw was sacred to the ancient Mayans. It represented the rising sun.

Central America
South America

At A Glance

Habitat

High canopy of rainforests

Diet

Fruits, nuts, flowers and nectar

Location

Central America and South America