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Indian Peafowl Feathers. Credit: USFWS

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Scarlet Macaw specimens
Credit: USFWS.

Scarlet Macaw specimens

Common Name: Scarlet Macaw
Scientific Name: Ara macao
Protected Status: CITES - App. I
Laboratory Section: Morphology
What’s the Story? This photograph shows specimens of Scarlet Macaws in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History. Lab morphologists make regular visits to major research museums to collect data and take photographs of specimens that will assist our identification work.


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