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What is a Camelot Macaw?

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A Camelot macaw is a hybrid between a Catalina macaw and a scarlet macaw. Catalina macaws themselves are hybrids, and one of their progenitor species is the scarlet macaw. Therefore, Camelot macaws are genetically 75 percent scarlet macaw and 25 percent blue-and-yellow macaw (the other Catalina progenitor species).

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Crosses such as these do not occur in the wild. Camelot macaws are produced via artificial breeding for birds with striking coloration and patterns. Most Camelot macaws are primarily red, but some are mostly yellow. Both color patterns also have blue, green and orange feathers on their backs, tails and wings. There is a wide degree of variation in terms of patterns due to artificial breeding programs for specific types.

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