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Scientific name: Eclectus roratus

Habitat: rainforest canopy in north-east Australia and surrounding islands

Diet: fruit and seeds

Life span: 30-50 years

Young: 2 eggs/clutch

Size: 450-600 g (1.0-1.2 lbs)

Male and female Eclectus parrots look so different from one another that for many years they were mistaken for different species. The brightly green coloured males blend well with the tree tops, while the dark red females stay hidden from view in the tree cavities in which they nest.

Offspring from previous years will often stay in their parent's territory to help raise their brothers and sisters.

Learn more about this species:

These are some other websites that we think have more great information about this species.

Solomon Island Eclectus parrot on Wikipedia


Range: Solomon Islands, Northeastern Australia

Status in the Wild

Status: thriving

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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