Scarlet macaws are a large type of colourful parrot that inhabits rainforests of South and Central America. Macaws have long tails and strong beaks, and the scarlet macaw is no exception. They use their large beaks to break hard shells of nuts. Scarlet macaws are red, blue and yellow, with bald white eye patches. Some individuals have a small number of green or green-ended feathers below their band of yellow.