The Red-sided Eclectus (Eclectus roratus polychlorus) also known as New Guinea Eclectus Parrot – is one of the most popular parrot species kept by aviculturists and one big reason is their spectacular, bright-colored plumage and gentle, friendly personalities.
Habitat: Their natural habitat is densely wooded, semi-tropical and tropical rainforests in New Guinea and the Western Papuan Islands.
Population: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) evaluate them as ‘Least Concern’.
Lifespan: The Red-sided Eclectus can live up to 40 years.
Diet: Their diet consists of fruits, nuts, seeds, berries, leaf buds, blossoms and nectar.
Behaviour: The Red-sided Eclectus exhibits sexual dimorphism which means that males and females do not look alike. Females are red and blue while males are mostly green.
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