Harlequin Macaws are a 1st generation hybrid, so they don’t have a true scientific name. They are a cross between a Greenwing Macaw and a Blue & Gold Macaw.
Some say crosses provide the best of both worlds. Both species used to create a Harlequin have affectionate personalities. Harlequins are very friendly birds that tend to love everyone, not just one person. They are also clowns. Greenwings are known for being “Gentle Giants” while the Blue & Gold is the clown of the Macaw family. This makes them a docile, and friendly bird with a huge personality. They are highly intelligent, and also very eager to learn and pick up training quickly.