Latin Name: (Eclectus roratus)

Eclectus parrot
The Eclectus Parrot is native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, north-eastern Australia and the Maluku Islands.

The diet of the Eclectus in the wild consists of mainly fruits, wild figs, unripe nuts, flower and leaf buds, and some seeds.

Two favourite fruits are the pomegranate and the papaya (pawpaw) with seeds.

In captivity, they will eat most fruits including mangos, figs, guavas, bananas, any melons, stone fruits (peaches etc.), grapes, citrus fruits, pears and apples.

It is unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism of the colours of the plumage; the male having a mostly bright emerald green plumage and the female a mostly bright red and purple/blue plumage.

Distribution Map

Distribution Map for Eclectus Parrot