Biological Characteristics: Display sexual dimorphism. Males have green plumage with touches of blue, their wings are green and their beak is yellow. Females have red plumage, with touches of violet and their beak is black.
Habitat and Geographic Distribution: Forests and plantations up to 1000 m in altitude. South East Asia, New Guinea, Australia, southwest Pacific islands.
Diet: Frugivorous. A variety of fruits, seeds and flowers of various trees are harvested during the day.
Reproduction: Oviparous. The nest is built within hollows of trees, and several couples may nest in the same tree. The female lays two eggs and their incubation takes about 26 days. The chicks stay in the nest for about 12 weeks. The mating season is normally between August and September.
Behaviour: In the wild, the Eclectus parrot lives alone or in small family groups outside the breeding season, and very rarely form large flocks. Normally, the couple needs a spacious and quiet space so that the male can woo the female who is, as a rule, aggressive and dominant.
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN//Appendix II (CITES).