Costa Rica Macaw

macawThis pin is from the Hard Rock Cafe in Costa Rica is in San José. They advertise:

“At our cafe in San José, you’ll enjoy a classic Hard Rock experience with a little taste of Costa Rica. The capital of Costa Rica, San José is located in the middle of the Central Valley area, which is surrounded by lush, majestic mountains. You can see these beauties from any seat in our cafe, especially those near our 360-degree stage that “imitates” the surrounding area to offer a perfect view of the outside.

For even better views of the mountains around our cafe, venture outside to our two large terraces, which feature fire pits for cool, windy nights. We also have an exclusive VIP room that can be used for corporate meetings and social celebrations with up to 60 people.”

The macaw shown on this pin is holding a pair of drum sticks. A palm is in the back ground. The notation, “2nd 2015” denotes the second anniversary of the Hard Rock Café San José in 2015.

The macaw is the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). It can be seen in Carara National Park, Corcovado National Park, and Palo Verde National Park. It lives high in the trees of lowland deciduous or tropical evergreen forest that are solid or patchy.

This brilliantly colored, medium-sized macaw is the only macaw found on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, and it rarely flies on the Caribbean side, where the Great Green Macaw lives. Macaws are the largest parrots in the Americas, and the Scarlet Macaw is distinct both in color and shape. This bird cannot be confused with any other in Costa Rica: its tail feathers are long and pointed, and its wings short for its large body. It has a large powerful bill for cracking tough seed coats and nuts. Bright red feathers cover the back, head, and lower tail feathers; bold blue spreads across the wings and lower back, with large strips of bold yellow above them. The conspicuous facial skin is pinkish white, and the bill ivory and black. Both sexes of these birds have adult plumage from a young age.

Location: 10-F3