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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



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