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The genus Eclectus is composed of nine (possibly ten) subspecies, with differences in size, coloring and natural range.
Of these subspecies, the following four are the most commonly seen in captivity:
- Red-sided Eclectus (Eclectus roratus polychloros)
Grand Eclectus (Eclectus roratus roratus)
- Native Range: New Guinea mainlandID: blue eye rings, no yellow tail tips)
Solomon Island Eclectus (Eclectus roratus solomonensis) Vosmaeri Eclectus or Vos Eclectus (Eclectus roratus vosmaeri)
- Native Range: Southern Moluccan Islands also known as Maluku Islands, Moluccas or the Spice Islands
Significantly less common and unknown in the United States are the:
- Biaki or Biak Island Eclectus (Eclectus roratis biaki)
- Native Range: Biak Islands - northwest of New Guinea
- Sumba Island Eclectus aka Cornelia's Eclectus (Eclectus roratus cornelia)
- Australian Eclectus Parrot or Macgillivray Eclectus (Eclectus roratus macgillivrayi)
Tanimbar Islands Eclectus or Riedeli’s Eclectus (Eclectus roratus riedeli)
- Native Range: Australia, specifically the Cape York PenninsulaAt an average length of 37 cm or 14.5 inches, this is the largest of all Eclectus species
New Guinea Red-sided Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus polychloros) Aru Island Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus aruensis Westerman's Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus westermani) - doubtfully valid.
- Native Range: Tanimbar Islands in the Maluku province of IndonesiaID: At an average length of 29.25 cm or 11.5 inches, this is (together with the Westerman's Eclectus), the smallest of all Eclectus species.
- ID: At an average length of 29.25 cm or 11.5 inches, this is (together with the Riedeli’s Eclectus, the smallest of all Eclectus species.
Eclectus Roratus Female Identification
Aru Red Sided Eclectus
Australian Red Sided Eclectus
Biak Red Sided Eclectus
Ceram Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus r. roratus) - Grand Eclectus
Cornelia's Eclectus Parrots:
Species: Scientific: Eclectus roratus cornelia aka Lorius roratus cornelia ... English: Cornelia's Eclectus Parrot ... Dutch: Cornelia's Edelpapegaai ... German: Cornelia Edelpapagei ... French: Perroquet eclectus de Cornelia
Distribution: Sumba in the Lesser Sunda Islands
Halmahera Eclectus (Vosmaeri Eclectus)
Queensland Eclectus Parrots or Macgillivray Eclectus
New Guinea Eclectus
Oceanic Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus infectus) is an extinct parrot species which occurred on Tonga and Vanuatu (possibly on Fiji)
Red-sided Eclectus aka New Guinea Eclectus
Riedel's Eclectus Parrots:
Species: Scientific: Eclectus roratus riedeli ... English: Riedel's Eclectus Parrot ... Dutch: Riedels Edelpapegaai ... German: Riedels Edelpapagei ... French: Perroquet eclectus de Riedel
Distribution: Tinimbar Islands
Solomon Island Eclectus aka Solomon Eclectus
Vosmaeri's Eclectus aka Halmahera Eclectus Parrot
Westerman's Eclectus Parrots: It is unknown if this is a real subspecies or an aviary bred bird.
Description: The Westerman's Eclectus hen has a dark smoky abdomen and is smaller than the females of the other sub-species, which feature blue or purple abdomens. Identification of the males in the various subspecies is much more difficult to determine. The usual method being differences in the size of the bird and the shade of green in their plumage.
Species: Scientific: Eclectus roratus westermani ... English: Westerman's Eclectus Parrot ... Dutch: Westermans Edelpapegaai ... German: Westermans Edelpapagei ... French: Perroquet eclectus de Westerman
Distribution: only known by aviary specimens
Taxonomy and Recommended Websites:
Family: Psittacidae ... Subfamily: Psittacinae
Genus: Scientific: Eclectus ... English: Eclectus Parrots ... Dutch: Edelpapegaaien ... German: Edelpapageien ... French: Perroquet eclectus ... CITES II: Endangered Species
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