IUCN Red List Status:

Least Concern

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Diet

Their diet consists of fruits, nuts, seeds, berries, leaf buds, blossoms and nectar.

Habitat

Their natural habitat is densely wooded, semi-tropical and tropical rainforests in New Guinea and the Western Papuan Islands.

Fun Fact

Females are red and blue while males are mostly green.

Lifespan

The Red-sided Eclectus can live up to 40 years.

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.

Population: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) evaluate them as ‘Least Concern’.

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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