|Chestnut-fronted Macaw Ara severus
|Brazil and Ecuador
The "chestnut-front" refers to the brow of the bird which also has a narrow chestnut edge to the white, bare facial skin. Other identification features are the red shoulders and trousers and the blue primaries. In flight, the red underwings are the best way to identify this from other small macaws.
|The second photo is obviously of a captive bird (no blue primaries!) which belongs to one of the locals near the Cristalino Lodge. He is perched on Nolan Zeide, an American Biology student who was spending some months working as a guide at the Cristalino Jungle Lodge.|
|It is distributed in much of northern South America. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found mainly in or near seasonally flooded forest, várzea, gallery woodland and, occasionally terra firme forest. Generally up to 600 metres but recorded at higher altitudes in Ecuador. Photo 4 was taken at about 1,400 metres.|
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