color

softness

pattern

 

infographs

 

 

eclectus parrot purchased at a bird rescue

scientific name:eclectus roratus

length: 5.5 inches

condition:8/10

gender: female

quantity: 1 tail

domesticated

native habitat: New Guinea, North East Australia & Solomon Islands

 

 

proceeds benefit the rescue

barb

magnified view of a feather

shaft(rachis)

barbules

*the first European ornithologists to see eclectus parrots thought they were of two distinct species because of there distinctive colors.

 

large populations of this parrot remain, and they are sometimes considered pests for eating fruit off trees. some populations restricted to relatively small islands are comparably rare. their bright feathers are also used by native tribes people in New Guinea as decorations.

 

male and female eclectus

unlike typical sexual dismorphism

the female eclectus is a bright red & more vibrant than the green male.

*(clear visual differences between genders)