Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus Parrot
Lorius roratus


CLASS
Aves
ORDER
Psittaciformes
FAMILY
Psittacidae

Range

Australia, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and Indonesia


Habitat

Mangroves and tropical forests


Diet

Fruits, seeds, nuts, berries, leaf buds, blossoms, nectar

Weight

14 - 15 oz.

Length

13 - 14 in.

Wingspan

Up to 28 in.

Incubation

26 days

Clutch

1 - 2 eggs

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • Male and female eclectus parrots are so different in color (sexually dimorphic) that they are often mistaken as two different species.
  • The male is bright green with blue and red patches and a yellow and orange beak.
  • The female is crimson red with a blue belly and black beak.
  • They are strong fliers and on long flights, they fly high above the forest canopy.

 

Conservation

Least Concern

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Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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