Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus Parrot in the tropical house at Wingham Wildlife Park

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.