Photographer's Note

This is my fifth picture out of the Zoo Planckendael Belgium.
You can see a Parrot: Ara Macao
It is about 32 to 36 inches long, of which more than half is the pointed, graduated tail typical of macaws. Average weight is about a 2 to 2.5 pounds. The plumage is mostly scarlet, but the rump and tail-covert feathers are light blue, the greater upperwing coverts are yellow, the upper sides of the flight feathers of the wings are dark blue as are the ends of the tail feathers, and the undersides of the wing and tail flight feathers are dark red with metallic gold iridescence. There is bare white skin around the eye and from there to the bill. The upper mandible is pale horn in color and the lower is dark. Sexes are alike; the only difference between ages is that young birds have dark eyes, and adults have light yellow eyes.

This picture I have cropped to a better composition, also this picture is with a telelens taken.

I hope you like it.

Shooting Date/Time
5/04/2005 12:41:59
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Aperture-Priority AE
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55.0 - 200.0mm
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Additional Photos by John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24041 W: 523 N: 40136] (172886)
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