HABITAT AND RANGE:
Eastern Indonesia, Palau Islands,
Australia, New Guinea. Rain forests,
lowlands, tree clumps in the savanna and
The male Eclectus has a brilliant green
body with blue, mauve and red and the
beak is yellow and orange. The female,
however, has a red and purple body with
a crimson head and back. Both males and
females are stocky in build with a short
neck and short square tail. Both of
their legs and feet are dark gray. They
are about 13-14 inches in length and
weigh about 14-15 ounces. Their wingspan
is 8-10 inches wide. These birds have an
estimated lifespan of 40 years.
Because of their differently colored
feathers (sexual dimorphism) the young
can be sexed at three and a half weeks
of age. The intuitive instinct of the
Eclectus Parrots allows them to easily
read our moods, which is responsible for
owners bonding with them on a deeper
level than they bond with other pets.
Ten to twelve hours of sleep is the
general rule for Eclectus Parrots.
Fruits, seeds nuts, berries, leaf buds,
blossoms and nectar.
The Eclectus does not mate for life.
Females incubated either one or two eggs
herself, only venturing out to be fed by
the male a short distance away. Both
parents care for and help feed the
chicks. The eggs incubate for
approximately 26 days.
STATUS IN WILD: