(Ara ararauna × Ara macao)
The Catalina macaw, a hybrid parrot with a rainbow of colors, is prized for the characteristics that it shares with its parents, two of the most well-liked macaw species. Prospective parrot owners find it extremely alluring because to its vibrant hues. But what ultimately seals the sale is frequently its witty personality, sharp intelligence, and responsiveness to training.
Hybrid macaws are often bred largely for their color characteristics. The colors and patterns on the Catalina macaw are extremely varied. Additionally, there are minor variations from one generation to the next.
On their chests and bellies, the majority of these birds are predominantly crimson or deep orange in color. Others have a stunning blue-green crown, while some have vivid red-orange heads. They frequently have long tails and green and blue feathers that run down their backs. Their wings and tails are often edged with gold feathers.
The Catalina resembles the Harlequin Macaw in appearance. It happens frequently that people confuse the two hybrids. The Catalina typically lacks the scarlet's long, tapering tail, which is the most noticeable distinction.
Character & Behavior
Hybrid macaw owners benefit from the greatest traits of both of its parent species. It is well known that scarlet macaws are inquisitive, independent, and quite active. Blue and gold macaws, on the other hand, are reputed to be more amicable and compassionate; they are also excellent talkers. Owners of Catalina macaws say their birds are the ideal fusion of the two.
No of the species, every bird has a distinct personality that is a product of its upbringing. Catalinas are either incredibly affectionate and charming with exciting days ahead for their chosen family or irritable with very exacting social requirements.