This is spectacular
8-1/2 year old hybrid Scarlet x Shamrock Macaw, Spice.
Spice was originally sold to me as a breeder when he was just 2 years. But, when he matured earlier this summer, he turned out to be a wife beater. So, now he's in the house, as a pet, (and ornamental,) which suits him well. He is actually showing off those lovely wings for the camera intentionally.( He knows he's beautiful!) In fact, he does it on command.
is a Scarlet, and his mother is a hybrid Shamrock macaw. Spice's mother
has a yellow nape & back, and yellow flight feathers edged with
blue. Spice's mother is most likely a Yellow Shamrock, which is a Scarlet
x Shamrock hybrid already. Occasionally that combination throws amazingly
colorful offspring with yellow backs, and even rarer, with yellow wings,