Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus Parrot in the tropical house at Wingham Wildlife Park

Eclectus Parrot Natural History

Size

This parrot reaches lengths of 36cm (14 inches).

Habitat and Distribution

The range of this parrot covers Northern Australia, the Solomon Islands and New Guinea.

Age

The life span of this bird is between 30 and 50 years.

Diet

This parrots diet consists largely of fruits, flowers, leaf buds and a small number of seeds.

Groups and Breeding

These birds do not pair for life and a male must perform a courtship in which he persues a female bird, trying to get her attention vocally.

Eclectus Parrot During Your Day Out in Kent

The Eclectus parrots at Wingham Wildlife Park live in the tropical house. They share the exhibit with other species such as lorikeets (red winged, goeldis, yellow backed chattering and rainbow), finches, blue crowned pigeons (the largest free-flying birds in this exhibit) and mouse birds.