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|genus=Eclectus
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|species=roratus
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|name=Eclectus Parrot
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| image = Eclectus roratus (female) at Miami Metrozoo 2008.png
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| image_caption = Female
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| image_width = 230px
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| image2 = Eclectus roratus -Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Malaysia -male-8a.png
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|image2_caption = Male
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| authority = Müller, 1776
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==Other names==
 
==Other names==
 
Also known as the '''Red-sided Parrot'''.
 
Also known as the '''Red-sided Parrot'''.
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This species of parrot is {{convert|40|-|43|cm|in|abbr=on}} long.
 
This species of parrot is {{convert|40|-|43|cm|in|abbr=on}} long.
   
Males are bright green with an orange bill with red flanks. Flight feathers have a bend of blue with scarlet linings and tails are dark with a tipped yellow. Females are wine-red in plumage with a broad blue band across breast. Has a black bill and blue linings on wings with orange tail tip.<ref name="PizzeyBirds"/>
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Males are bright green with an orange bill with red flanks. Flight feathers have a bend of blue with scarlet linings and tails are dark with a tipped yellow. Females are wine-red in plumage with a broad blue band across breast. Has a black bill and blue linings on wings with orange tail tip. <ref name="PizzeyBirds"/>
 
===Similar species===
 
===Similar species===
 
==Behaviour==
 
==Behaviour==
 
===Diet===
 
===Diet===
 
===Calls===
 
===Calls===
Harsh rolling screech of ''kraach-krraak'' or ''kar!, kar!, kar!'' while in flight. Also possesses a wailing flute-like whistle cry that is both hollow and high pitched.<ref name="PizzeyBirds"/>
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Harsh rolling screech of ''kraach-krraak'' or ''kar!, kar!, kar!'' while in flight. Also possesses a wailing flute-like whistle cry that is both hollow and high pitched.{{PizzeyBirds}}
 
===Reproduction===
 
===Reproduction===
 
==Distribution/habitat==
 
==Distribution/habitat==
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Latest revision as of 01:56, August 15, 2015

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Eclectus Parrot
Eclectus roratus (female) at Miami Metrozoo 2008
Female
Eclectus roratus -Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Malaysia -male-8a
Male
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Unrecognized taxon (fix): Eclectus
Species: Template:Taxonomy/EclectusE. roratus
Binomial name
Eclectus roratus
Müller, 1776

Other namesEdit

Also known as the Red-sided Parrot.

DescriptionEdit

This species of parrot is 40–43 cm (16–17 in) long.

Males are bright green with an orange bill with red flanks. Flight feathers have a bend of blue with scarlet linings and tails are dark with a tipped yellow. Females are wine-red in plumage with a broad blue band across breast. Has a black bill and blue linings on wings with orange tail tip. [1]

Similar speciesEdit

BehaviourEdit

DietEdit

CallsEdit

Harsh rolling screech of kraach-krraak or kar!, kar!, kar! while in flight. Also possesses a wailing flute-like whistle cry that is both hollow and high pitched.[1]

ReproductionEdit

Distribution/habitatEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Pizzey, Graham (2012). The Field Guide To The Birds Of Australia. HarperCollinsPublishers. ISBN 9780732291938. 

External linksEdit

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