Red-sided Eclectus Parrot

This species exhibits sexual dimorphism, meaning males and females do not look alike. Females are red and blue while males are mostly green. The two sexes look so different that they were considered separate species for many years.

Both parent birds feed and care for the chicks. They are sometimes assisted by helpers, usually their chicks from the previous year or unpaired adult parrots.

Australia
Oceania

At A Glance

Habitat

Lowland forests, clumps of large trees on the savannah

Diet

Fruit, seeds, buds, nectar and pollen

Location

Northern Austrailia, Solomon Islands & New Guinea