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  Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus)





Eclectus Parrot | Eclectus roratus photo
Male Eclectus in aviary, Gold Coast, Australia

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ECLECTUS PARROT FACTS

Description
The Eclectus Parrot is a brightly coloured parrot from the rainforest of Queensland. The sexes are completely different colours. The male is bright green with a large orange bill, and the female is deep red with black bill.

Size
45cm

Habitat
tropical rainforests.

Food
fruit, nuts, seeds, flowers and nectar

Breeding
Nests are in wood chip-lined hollows of emergent trees in the rainforest

Range
endemic to Queensland

distribution map showing range of Eclectus roratus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Eclectus
Species:roratus
Common Name:Eclectus Parrot