Large Macaws are hard to miss, except when they are eating (inside the forest)
When visiting the Amazon or Kabalebo, Large Macaws are one of the first birds to welcome you to the pristine forest. Loud, large and colorful birds. They are not afraid to show themselves when passing by. Seeds, fruits, nuts or flowers are their main course to live. When traveling by boat, you can easily spot them on the trees/palms. Impossible to miss with those bright colors, as the picture below is showing too. They are just like an ornament on a tree.
When foraging for food, these birds are pretty quiet and only by the dropping of some seeds or nuts, their hiding spot is being revealed. During one of my hikes I met these Macaws while eating. At first I saw some movement but wasn't sure if it where monkeys or toucans as I only saw some silhouettes. But it didn't take long before the mystery was solved. Thanks to some sunlight they were revealed: Large Macaws.
At first I spotted one Red-and-Green Macaw, but soon I noticed that it wasn't alone. A Scarlet Macaw was also joining in and after a couple of seconds I counted at least 5 Red-and-Greens and 3 Scarlet Macaws. Most of them were hiding between all the green foliage.
Sometimes when you take a hike inside the forest it is nice to just take a break and look up. You might be surprised of what you might see up there.
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