female 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

14 - 15 oz

13 - 14 in

Up to 28 in

26 days

1 - 2 eggs

IUCN Status
Least Concern
male eclectus parrot

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.