Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus roratus solomonensis

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

African and New World Parrots (Psittacidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

ECLROR

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Eclectus Parrot has a breeding range of around 1,690.000 square kilometers. This species is resident in wet forests in a small area of northeastern Australia, New Guinea, parts of eastern Indonesia, and the Solomon Islands. It has also been introduced to Palau. Although this species is decreasing in some areas and the size of the global population is unknown, it is believed to be stable and large enough to be given a conservation rating of Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Eclectus Parrot: Large, green parrot, blue flight feathers, red wing linings and upper flanks, and yellow-orange and black bill. Long wings, blue flight feathers, black underneath. Medium tail, blue near tip. Female different, deep crimson red with purple-blue collar and belly, narrow blue-gray eyering, and a black bill. Juveniles like adults.


Range and Habitat

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Eclectus Parrot SONGS AND CALLS

Eclectus Parrot S1

Calls from a display flight.

Eclectus Parrot S2

Plainitive, down-slurred calls.

Similar Sounding

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo MM2

Flight call is a loud, harsh screech.


Voice Text

"scraw-squawk", "tunk-deee"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Eclectus Parrot has such extreme sexual dimorphism that males and females were considered to belong to separate species until the early 20th century.
  • These birds are reported to have a lifespan ranging from 28 to 40 years.
  • A group of parrots is collectively known as a "company", a "flock", a "pair", a "pandemonium", a "prattle", and a "psittacosis" of parrots.
  • Though they are the only living member of their genus, there are fossil remains of related species on Tonga and Vanuatu. These species became extinct after the arrival of humans to their ranges.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Michael Oberhofer

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BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
CollarX
Similar to the upper part of the human neck, located at the back of the crown.
Flight feathersX
Located on the wing, and collectively called remiges (singular, remex). The long stiff feathers are subdivided into two major groups based on the location and are called primaries and secondaries.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X