Red-sided Eclectus

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.