Phoenix Feathers & AZ Parrots

hand raised conures, african greys, and macaws

For the time being, we are no longer adding names to our waiting lists.
Our adult breeding pairs are not for sale.

Red-Fronted Macaw - Ara Rubrogenys


Sometimes called the Lafresnaye's macaw, they are the smallest of the "Large Macaw" group. They are endemic to a small semi-desert mountainous area of Bolivia. The red-fronted macaw is  21.5–23.5 in long. It is mostly green, and has a red forehead, a red patch over the ears and bright red to orange edged under wing coverts. It has an area of pinkish skin around the eyes extending to the beak. It has red at the bend of wings and blue primary wing feathers.

As pets they are said to be extremely affectionate and cuddly, often napping on their owners lap. They are amazing flyers. Their small size and light weight allows them to hover in mid-air like a hummingbird. It's an amazing sight to see. These macaws are also said to be very perceptive of their owners moods. Many owners have commented that when they have a bad day their red fronted macaw comes and sits quietly with them as if to offer comfort.

The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) - lists the Red Fronted Macaw as Endangered. As of 2012, it was estimated that there are 700 - 2700 left in the wild. While endangered, they do breed successfully in captivity. You can find them in aviculture, but they are not as common as other species.

Our pair, Olos, and Varmit had been together for some years prior to coming to us. They had never been given a nest box, but are very well bonded. Their first breeding season was a huge success and they are amazing parents. These two have given us Kai, Yoli, Penny Pickles, Juju, Juda, Ivy, Mango, Saiorse, Sadie, Leona, and 2 un-named girls in 2023.

As of the summer of 2023, they have given us 12 chicks, and only 3 of them have been male.


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