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Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus roratus


The Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) is a parrot native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia and the Maluku Islands (Moluccas). 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. Joseph Forshaw, in his book Parrots of the World, noted that the first European ornithologists to see Eclectus Parrots thought they were of two distinct species. 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. Wikipedia

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DanielePralong 8 years ago

No problem Khathoub! Thanks for correcting the location and category. The mapping system currently used on Project Noah is not always accurate on assigning map locations to names, and it is best to check the location of the pin on the map.

Khathoub 8 years ago

Thanks Daniel, Corrected the mistake. Honest mistake while learning the website more..

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Hi Khathoub! This spotting is not in the range of your Maldives mission and thus should be removed from the mission. As the Eclectus parrot is not native to Sri Lanka, it should be put in the pet category if it's a pet. Alternatively if it's in a zoo or bird park you can join the Captive Animals mission and add it there. Thank you in advance!

XXD17 8 years ago

This is an eclectus parrot

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Cool picture!

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Spotted on Jul 23, 2012
Submitted on Jul 23, 2012

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