The Maui Sunrise Macaw is a colorful hybrid macaw full of pizzazz and personality!
The Maui Sunrise Macaw is a hybrid cross between a Harlequin Macaw (hybrid) and a Catalina Macaw (hybrid). Being a cross between a Harlequin and a Catalina (hybrid) gives this interesting macaw a lot of varying factors, both in color and in personality. It is a second generation hybrid and is influenced by the genes of three different species of macaws. This hybrid macaw was developed from these crossings:
- 1st – Blue and Gold Macaw crossed with a Green-winged Macaw = Harlequin Macaw
- 1st – Blue and Gold Macaw crossed with a Scarlet Macaw = Catalina Macaw
- 2nd – Harlequin Macaw crossed with a Catalina Macaw = Maui Sunrise Macaw
Though a second generation hybrid macaw, the Maui Sunrise has lots of Blue and Gold Macaw in its parentage. The Blue and Gold Macaw has been one of the most popular pet birds in the trade, renowned not only for its beauty but for its sweet nature and speaking ability.
Two other species also add their flavor. The Green-winged Macaw, a long time favorite pet bird, lends both its beauty and its good personality . The Scarlet Macaw, one of the most highly favored macaws and described as “beautiful and striking” adds intense red coloring and a bit of a fiery personality. The Maui Sunrise inherits all these birds beautiful coloring and more.
“As a cross between a Harlequin and a Catalina, Maui has a little bit of everything in her, some Blue and Gold for a generally sweet demeanor, a bit of Greenwing to lead to a more easy going nature, and a hint of Scarlet to ensure some smarts and sass. And of course, this delightful combination results in one beautiful bird with a wide array of breathtaking colors, from her bright red-orange chest all the way down to the pastel blue tips of her tail!”… Lindsey Schaefer
When comparing the characteristics of birds, keep in mind that hybrid macaws are a mixture of their parents. Their behavior and temperament is not absolutely certain. Maui Sunrise Macaws can have the characteristics of the Blue and Gold Macaw, the Greenwing, and the Scarlet in any mixture. The personality of a Scarlet is such that it requires good socialization and a firm consistent hand in training, especially as it matures. The hybrid Maui Sunrise can be a very affectionate, inquisitive, and fun pet; but may very likely need solid, un intimidated handling from its keeper.
See hybrid information, breeding combinations, and photos of hybrid macaws on the Hybrid Macaws page.