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.
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