Catalina Macaw hybrid between Blue & Gold and Scarlet Macaws

Catalina Macaw
Catalina Macaw
This beautiful Macaw is a first generation hybrid between a Blue and Gold/(Yellow) Macaw and a Scarlet Macaw. Although this bird is tame, it is said this hybrid can occur naturally in the wild, -- but instances are extremely rare since wild Macaws usually choose partners from their own species.
young Catalina Macaw Young Catalina, showing smaller throat patch, more orange front and greener back than Blue and Gold macaw.
Catalina Macaw The red brow, similar to that of Military macaws, comes from the Scarlet parent, as does the light streak on the front of the beak (also seen in Military macaws).
Catalina Macaw
Catalina Macaw on tiptoe
Catalina Macaw
Catalina Macaw in flight
Macaws in flight Hybrid Macaw flying with Green-winged and Blue and Gold
Catalina Macaw in flight
Catalina Macaw in flight
hybrid Macaw

While the Catalina Macaw is a hybrid that may, rarely, occur naturally in the wild (some state that it does but I've been unable to find authoritative verification of this claim and some experts say wild macaws do not hybridize -- many thanks to Karrie Noterman for drawing my attention to this), they and several other first, second and third generation hybrid macaws are bred in aviculture. Some of the most common of these are listed below, together with their parent birds: