Scarlet macaw (Ara macao ssp. cyanopterus)

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General Information

The scarlet macaw is found throughout Central and South America, with an estimated range of approximately 2,586,885 square miles (m\2\) (6,700,000 square kilometers (km\2\)). The species prefers humid lowland evergreen forests and gallery woodland savannas, primarily near exposed river banks and clearings with large trees.

  • Countries in which the the Scarlet macaw, Wherever found is known to occur:  Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found

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Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2012-07-06 00:00:00.0 77 FR 40222 40247 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Scarlet Macaw
2009-07-14 00:00:00.0 74 FR 33957 33960 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List 14 Parrot Species as Threatened or Endangered
2016-04-07 00:00:00.0 81 FR 20302 20316 Listing the Scarlet Macaw: Revised proposed rule; reopening of public comment period.

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