Eclectus Parrot

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The Eclectus parrot can be found in Australia, Solomon Islands, New Guinea and Maluku Islands (Moluccas). Its conservation status is considered to be secure.

There are 10 subspecies of the Eclectus. The male and female look so different in colouring (called sexual dimorphism) that they were once considered separate species.

Eclectus Parrot
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Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae
Subfamily Psittacinae
Tribe Psittaculini
Genus Eclectus
Species E. roratus
Noise level Medium
Skill level Intermediate
Size Medium
Price Expensive
Maintenance High
Talking Great


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There are 10 determined subspecies of the Eclectus parrot. They are the following:

  • Grand Eclectus (Eclectus roratus roratus)
  • Solomon Island Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus solomonensis)
  • New Guinea Red-sided Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus polychloros)
  • Australian Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus macgillivrayi)
  • Vosmaer's Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus vosmaeri)
  • Aru Island Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus aruensis)
  • Westerman's Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus westermani)
  • Sumba Island Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus cornelia)
  • Tanimba Islands Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus riedeli)
  • Biak Island Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus biaki)

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