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Eclectus parrot

Australia·Bird

The eclectus parrot is unusual in its sexual dimorphism. Males are a bright emerald green with blue and red accents, while females are red with purple accents. These color differences led scientists to initially believe that males and females were completely different species of birds.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span30-40 years
  • Body sizearound 15.7-17.7 in. tall
  • Native habitat Coastal forests and freshwater swamps of Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Australia
  • DietFruits, nuts, and seeds
Kea Australian wood duck

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