Blue and gold macaw x Scarlet macaw (Catalina macaw)

Catalina macaws were named after Catalina Island Bird Park, where they first hatched in 1931. In a 1937 Avicultural Magazine article covering American aviculture, the author writes “Many birds breed, and I noticed some curious hybrids: two beautiful Macaws (Blue and Yellow X Red and Blue), a lovely apricot colour underneath, pale greenish blue above, much prettier than either parents”. They are often compared to harlequin macaws, but have a lighter yellow-orange belly, a light red crown, thin cheek stripes, and an overall aqua or teal color.

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