A lone Scarlet Macaw. Near the end of a day-long wildlife tour and a frustrating search for the Scarlet Macaw and other exotic birds, Jorge, our private tour guide noticed several dozen pairs flying overhead our car high above the main road as we were driving along from Carara National Reserve back to Manuel Antonio not far from Jaco, an arduous 100 km drive.
What great luck! A couple of pairs roosted in a tree along the road at a small park without much interferring vegetation, and the sun came out and after a lengthy rain. These wonderful, boisterous birds usually travel in pairs, having a mate for life. This one seemed to be alone. Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR + TC 1.7E-II. 340mm - 510mm in 35mm terms. September 25, 2007.
Scarlet MacawCarara National Reserve Costa Rica