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Red-and-green Macaw

Ara chloropterus

ML135043871



eBird Checklist S50320517
Posada Amazonas
Madre de Dios, Peru
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Latitude and Longitude -12.8024, -69.2999 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

Observation details

What I wrote on Instagram: "While winding our way through the jungle towards the clay lick, we heard a few macaws. Sensing a good photo opportunity, we quietly worked our way towards the blind. There were two Red-and-green Macaws (Ara chloropterus) present, but they were somewhat obscured by leaves. ⠀ ⠀ Expecting that this was our best photo opportunity, we laid down on the benches and pointed our lenses through the very small openings in the blind. I was laying horizontally with my head dangling off the bench - it was very uncomfortable! We got decent photos, good ones to hold onto for memories and to share with friends and family. ⠀ ⠀ But a short time later, another macaw flew in, followed by another. And these birds were in the trees, out in the open, and much closer to us. To make things even better, the sun started to break through the clouds...and another small group of macaws flew in. ⠀

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 80D
Lens model
Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/200 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
1,712KB
Dimensions
2470 x 2470

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