Flame Macaw = Green Wing X Catalina
Hybrid macaws are bred for color, and the Flame Macaw is definitely an exceptional coloration. This macaw is a second generation hybrid macaw. One of its parents, the Green-winged Macaw, is a species of naturally occurring macaws while the other, the Catalina Macaw, is also a hybrid macaw.
The beginnings of the Flame Macaw start with the Catalina Macaw which has two very popular types of macaws as its parents. The Scarlet Macaw, one of the most highly favored, is described as "beautiful and striking". The Scarlet has been the best known South American parrot for over 100 years. The other parent, the Blue and Gold Macaw, has been one of the most popular pet birds in the trade, renowned not only for its beauty but for its sweet nature and speaking ability. With the Catalina mix was added the 'gentle giant' Green-winged Macaw, lending a gentle bird with an amiable nature. The Flame Macaw inherits all these other macaws beautiful coloring and a complex personality!