Calico Macaws are a large 1st generation hybrid macaw that is beautifully colored, very affectionate, intelligent, and playful.
Due to one of it’s parents being a Greenwing Macaw the Calico Macaw is on the larger side measuring in at 36 inches in length. Their body is a green that is slightly darker then a Military Macaw with faint red high lights on some of their feathers. Their heads are green with a red chrest similiar to a Military’s, but sometimes speckled with green. The underside of their wings is red with their flight feathers being yellow like a Militry Macaw. The upper side of their tail feathers are red, and blue like a Green Wing Macaws with the underside of their tail being feathers yellow that fades to red at the edges, and tips. They have a white face with red facial feathers. They have a black, and white beaks and their feet are black.
Calico Macaws are a 1st generation hybrid which means that both of their parents are naturally occuring Macaws. The parents of a Calico Macaw are a Greenwing Macaw bred with a Military Macaw which is why they have such a striking color variation. The Greenwing Macaw side of a Calico makes it a very affectionate, and loving bird while the Military Macaw side makes them very inquisitive. They don’t want to snuggle or cuddle quite as much as a Greenwing Macaw does, but they due pick up training, and tricks very quickly like a Militry Macaw.
They live 60 to 85 years, and some even older due to modern healthier diets, exercise, and mental stimulation. Macaws are not a parrot for first time bird owners, and a lot of thought, and consideration should go into the idea of getting one for a companion bird.