Maui Sunset Macaw = Blue & Gold Macaw X Red Fronted Macaw
Scientific name: The Maui Sunset Macaw is a first generation hybrid macaw. It is a cross between a Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna) and a Red-fronted Macaw (Ara rubrogenys).
Description: Maui Sunset Macaws look just like their name, as if colored by a soft sunset. A Maui Sunset Macaw is a cross between a Blue and Gold Macaw and a Red-fronted Macaw. Both parents of the Maui Sunset Macaw contribute to the colors of their offspring, though the father's have the dominant gene and this will influence their final appearance.
Size - Weight: Though a full sized macaw, the Red-fronted Macaw is the smallest of the large macaws. Therefore the offspring could vary quite a bit in size ranging from 24 - 34" (61 - 86 cm) though most likely on the smaller side.
Social Behaviors: The Maui Sunset Macaw has awesome parents. The Blue and Gold Macaw characteristics make for the best all around personality and a good speaking ability. Add to that the sweet affectionate temperament of the Red-fronted Macaw and you have a wonderful bird.
Breeding/Reproduction: This is a rare hybrid and due to the delicate situation of the Red-fronted Macaw (being severely threatened with extinction) it is not suggested that there be intended breeding of this hybrid. It is very important that the Red-fronted Macaws become firmly established themselves.
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