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Eclectus roratus (Eclectus Parrot)

Wikipedia Abstract

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
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Eclectus roratus aruensis (Eclectus parrot)
Eclectus roratus biaki
Eclectus roratus cornelia (Sumba eclectus parrot)
Eclectus roratus macgillivrayi (MacGillivray's eclectus parrot)
Eclectus roratus polychloros (Red-sided eclectus parrot)
Eclectus roratus riedeli (Tanimbar eclectus parrot)
Eclectus roratus roratus (Grand eclectus parrot)
Eclectus roratus solomonensis (Solomon Islands eclectus parrot)
Eclectus roratus vosmaeri (Northern eclectus parrot)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.3166
EDGE Score: 2.42627


Adult Weight [1]  440 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  40 %
Diet - Plants [2]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  30 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  40 %
Forages - Understory [2]  40 %
Clutch Size [4]  2
Incubation [3]  30 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  29 years


Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
East Melanesian Islands Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No


Parasitized by 
Encephalitozoon hellem[5]
Sarcocystis falcatula <Unverified Name>[5]

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External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Heinsohn, R. & Legge, S. 2003. Breeding biology of the reverse-dichromatic, co-operative parrot Eclectus roratus J. Zool., Lond. 259: 197–208
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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