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The Scarlet Macaw is a member of the parrot family and is native to humid evergreen forests in the American tropics. Range extends from extreme south-eastern Mexico to Amazonian Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in lowlands up to 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft). It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade, but locally it remains fairly common. Formerly it ranged north to southern Tamaulipas. It can still be found on the island of Coiba. It is the national bird of Honduras. paraphrased from Wikipedia
Image captured at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo in Thurmont, Maryland May 5, 2011 with the Nikon D300 and 70-300mm vr Nikon lens, focal length 300mm. Textures, thanks to Skeletal Mess, Flypaper and Florabella, added in Photoshop CS4 along with some tinkering in Camera Raw and Capture NX2.