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Picture by Christian Kallen®. Dec 2003.

Macaw in flight

Once widespread throughout the lowland and foothill regions of the country, macaw populations have decreased alarmingly during this century. By 1950, they had disappeared from the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, and over the past four decades their status in Guanacaste has declined from abundant to (at best) uncommon and local in the Tempisque Basin (i.e. Palo Verde). Today, your best chances of seeing Scarlet Macaws in the wild are on the Osa Peninsula and at Carara Biological Reserve. (From: www.costaricaoutdoors.com)
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