The Catalina macaw is a hybrid of the scarlet and blue-and-gold macaws. The species is solid orange to red at the chest and top of the head, and green to blue from the neck down the back to the wings. Adult Catalina macaws reach about 34 inches in length.
While the birds appear in the wild, their affectionate nature and a tendency to from strong bonds with their owners make them especially popular in the breeding industry. The birds love attention, and their intelligence enables them to speak a variety of phrases with little instruction. Catalina macaws can live more than 60 years in captivity.