The Eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus) is a parrot native to the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, northeastern Australia and the Moluccas.

Species

Eclectus roratus

Order

Psittaciformes

Family

Psittaculidae

Danger of Extinction

Amenazada (vulnerable)

Features

Features:

As a particular case between psittacidae has a pronounced sexual dimorphism. Males have peak color coral, a green plumage with red and blue feathers of the wings level and tail.

Customs, food and habitat:

Customs, food and habitat:

Females have a black beak, a red plumage at the head and tail, blue at chest and neck. It usually lives in the forests of the lowlands and in more open areas with tall trees. Lives in pairs or small groups. Males are more striking than females.

Curiosities

Curiosities:

Flocks gather ripe fruit to eat and spend the night in trees. The diet consists of fruit, nuts, seeds, buds, flowers and nectar.