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Eclectus parrot

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Eclectus parrot

Eclectus parrots inhabit Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. They live in tropical forests. This parrot feeds on fruits, berries, seeds, nuts and nectar. On this account they fill a crucial role in woodland: spread plants by excreting undigested parts of seeds and pollinating flowers. These birds have strong sexual dimorphism. Therefore, in the last century males and females were considered to be two different species. The female lays eggs in a tree hollow, while the male brings feed for her. After hatching chicks are fed by both parents. Sometimes in this process they are helped by older siblings from the previous brood. The eclectus parrot is a loud bird. This species is able to imitate sounds, including a human voice.

  • Latin name: Eclectus roratus
  • IUCN Red List: LC- least concern
  • CITES – Washington Convention – Annex II

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