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Bluffon's Macaw birds

Bluffon's Macaw Bird Species
Bluffon's Macaw Stats
Scientific Name:  Ara ararauna x Ara ambiguus
Size:  34 inches
Native Region:  N/A
Life Expectancy:  60-plus years
Noise Level:  Loud
Talk/Trick Ability:  Excellent

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Bluffon's Macaw Species Profile
Traits:  The bluffon's macaw (sometimes also referred to as the buffgold macaw) is a hybrid cross between a blue-and-gold macaw and a Buffon's Macaw. The bluffon's macaw is a first-generation hybrid macaw — its parents are two species of naturally occurring macaws. The blue-and-gold macaw is one of the most popular macaws in aviculture; the Buffon's macaw, which is highly endangered in its own habitat, has done well in aviculture. Because the bluffon’s macaw parents are both quite docile and affectionate macaws, it is generally good-natured as well. The bluffon’s macaw has a beautiful green coloring, with pastel shades of blue-greens underscored with yellow golds.

The general coloring of the bluffon's macaw includes white facial skin, lined with small black feathers, a green forehead, a mixture of green-and-turquoise feathers, as well as yellow cheeks, breast and underbelly. Although the temperaments of hybrid macaws are sometimes unpredictable, this hybrid macaw is generally gentle-natured with an excellent speaking ability. They are playful, inquisitive, affectionate birds that can and do bond very closely with their owners.

Hybrid macaws are offspring of the crossing of two macaw species. Hybrid macaws are most often bred for their amazing color. Also, hybridization of macaws in captivity has often been the result of accident, e.g., two species of macaw are kept in the same environment, they bond and produce offspring. Some aviculturists are against hybridization, believing that crossing species muddies the "pure" bloodlines of the parent species. When a naturally occurring macaw species population is threatened, the primary effort is to breed the species to help it survive and, in such cases hybridization could potentially undermine this effort. Those who own and love hybrids explain they are even more beautiful, more intelligent and, in some cases, less prone to disease than the pure species from which they were bred.

Behavior/Health Concerns:  Like all macaws, whether naturally occuring species or hybrids, the bluffon's macaw needs a good deal of constructive interaction to make it a well-behaved pet. Because it is a large bird, they need a sufficiently large cage with plenty of toys, as well as a great deal of out-of-cage time to exercise and interact with the family. Interaction with several people will prevent it from becoming a one-person bird.

Expert Advice
"Bluffon's Macaws are very curious and alert like the Blue and Gold, usually about the same size as a Greenwing with the gentle personality typical of the largest macaws."

— Bill Saylors, Macaws For Sale Photograph courtesy of Bill Saylors, Macaws For Sale
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