Female Eclectus

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Interesting facts about the Eclectus.

As male Eclectuses are mostly bright green while females are mainly red, they were considered two separate species due to the extreme differences in their coloration, which is uncommon in the parrot world. In 1874, Dr. A. B. Meiljer of the National Museum of Natural History discovered that males are green and the females of this species are red.

Eclectus parrots were once worshiped as sacred birds because of their ornate colors.

Photographer: ucumari / Valerie - http://www.flickr.com/people/ucumari/

Female Eclectus

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