Absolutely, without a doubt my favorite macaw!
I’m frequently asked why they are my favorites. And as many times as I’ve been asked this question, I still don’t have a definite answer. There are so many things to like about this bird that it is hard to give an exact answer.
Pictures do not do this bird justice. This is a breath-takingly beautiful bird! As youngsters without their mature coloration they are pretty but as they mature their beauty is striking. In addition to the Red-orange forehead and crown, the red ear patches, and the flaming red shoulders, the underside of their wings is vibrant neon orange. Their primary wing feathers and the ends of the longest tail feathers are a gorgeous shade of blue. I have birds still acquiring color at up to 15 years of age. Many get beautiful orange feathers on their bellies and around their necks.