The Capri Macaw is a hybrid cross between a Camelot Macaw and a Scarlet Macaw. A third generation hybrid macaw, the Capri Macaw has lots of Scarlet Macaw in its parentage.The Scarlet Macaw has been the best known South American parrot for over 100 years. It is one of the most popular macaws, frequently described as “beautiful and striking”. The Capri Macaw inherits all that beautiful coloring and more.
The Scarlet is one of the parents in the first generation hybrid macaw, then again in the second crossing, and finally again in the last generation. The Capri Macaw has 7/8’s of its parentage coming from the Scarlet Macaw, so will be highly influenced by the traits and characteristics of this species. This third generation hybrid macaw was developed from these crossings:
- 1st – Scarlet Macaw crossed with a Blue and Gold Macaw = Catalina Macaw
- 2nd – Scarlet Macaw crossed with a Catalina Macaw = Camelot Macaw
- 3rd – Scarlet Macaw crossed with a Camelot Macaw = Capri Macaw
The personality of a Scarlet is such that it requires good socialization and a firm consistent hand in training, especially as it matures. 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. Capri Macaw can have the characteristics of the Scarlet. It can also have some of the gentle nature and the speaking ability of the Blue and Gold Macaw mixed in. The hybrid Capri Macaw can be a very affectionate, inquisitive, and fun pet; but may very likely need solid, unintimidated handling from its keeper.