Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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Below are images of an eclectus female with a very unusual plumage variation. Typically, the areas of the plumage that are now orangey are typically cherry-red. The general rule is that if a chick is born with it and the color variation can be inherited by following generations - this would be a genetic mutation. If the color of the plumage changes over the time, a health problem (such as liver disease) may be the cause.
For more information about eclectuses, please visit the Eclectus Information page.
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