Matomo-Image-Tracker Psittaciformes - Ara - F1 Hybrids


Catalina Macaw = Blue & Gold Macaw X Scarlet Macaw

Scientific name: The Catalina Macaw is a first generation hybrid macaw.. It is a cross between a Blue and Gold Macaw Ara ararauna and a Scarlet Macaw Ara macao.

Distribution: ThIs is a captive bred hybrid macaw. Hybrid macaws are rarely found in the wild.

Description: Catalina Macaws are among the most colorful of the Macaws. They are a full size Macaw and can learn to talk with a general vocabulary of about 15 or more words or expressions.

Because the availabilities of female Blue and Gold Macaws rather than female Scarlet Macaws, the mother is often a Blue and Gold with the father being the Scarlet. With the father's dominant gene, the Catalina usually has yellowish to orangish red on the chest and some on the back. The top of the head and wings has some green moving down into blue greens. They are similar in appearance to Harlequin Macaws, but with the long tapering tail of the Scarlet.

Size - Weight: A full sized macaw, they can get over 2 lbs. Lengths up to 86 cm (34 inches).

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