Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus roratus solomonensis

Order

PSITTACIFORMES

Family

African and New World Parrots (Psittacidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

ECLROR

ITIS

Egg Color:

White



Number of Eggs:

2



Incubation Days:

28



Egg Incubator:

Female



Nest Location:

Nest is laid in a hollow tree cavity.



Nest Material:

No nesting materials are used.



Migration:

Nonmigratory



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General

Eclectus Parrot: Large bright green parrot with blue flight feathers, red wing lining and upper flanks, yellow-orange bill with black mandible. Fairly long wings with blue flight feathers that are black underneath. Medium tail with some blue near tip. Fairly stout black-gray legs and feet. Feeds on figs and other fruits, tree seeds and nuts, and flower buds. Forages by clambering around tree tops and picking food items off the vegetation.

Breeding and Nesting

Eclectus Parrot: Two white eggs are laid in a hollow tree cavity. No materials are used for the nest apart from natural debris and small pieces of wood from the nest hole. The eggs are incubated by the female for 28 days.

Foraging and Feeding

Eclectus Parrot: Feeds on figs and a wide variety of fruits, nuts, and seeds of tree species. It forages for food items by quietly climbing through the canopy and picking food items off of branches and the vegetation.

Vocalization

Eclectus Parrot: Species produces typical squawks and also plaintive, down-slurred calls.

Similar Species

Unlikely to be confused with any other species in this range.

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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.
Wing liningX
The wing lining is the short and softer median, lesser and marginal coverts on the underwing.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X