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Tanimbar Eclectus

 (Eclectus riedeli)
 
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The Eclectus Parrot species was split in 2019 to four new taxa: Moluccan, Papuan, Tanimbar and Sumba Eclectus.


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Species Profile

Genus: Eclectus | Species: riedeli

Size:

35cm (13.6 in)

Weight:

450-600g (15.75-21 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Male-as in roratus, but neck and lower cheeks more blue/green in colour; tail widely tipped with yellow; smaller in size. Female-as in cornelia but undertail coverts yellow; tail widely tipped with yellow; smaller in size.

Colour Juvenile:

As in adults but duller; in both sexes upper mandible dark brown/grey tipped yellow. Eye brown.

Call:

In flight: loud, rough screech repeated continuously or in short bursts.  Various alarm calls, more mellow calls and a bell-like sound possibly heard before mating.

More Information:

Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

BirdLife International
Parrots of the World, Forshaw and Knight, 2010.
Parrots in Aviculture, Low, 1992.

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Did You Know?

The Eclectus Parrot species was split in 2019 to four new taxa: Moluccan, Papuan, Tanimbar and Sumba Eclectus.


Academic Research

Related publications: Eclectus riedeli

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not found in captivity.

Longevity:

Not recorded.

Housing:

Not recorded.

Diet:

Not recorded.

Enrichment:

Not recorded.

Nest Box Size:

Not recorded.

Clutch Size:

2 eggs.

Incubation Time:

Not recorded.

Fledging Age:

Not recorded.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

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The Eclectus Parrot species was split in 2019 to four new taxa: Moluccan, Papuan, Tanimbar and Sumba Eclectus.


Academic Research

Related publications: Eclectus riedeli

Species Wild Status

World Population:

10,000-15,000

IUCN Red List Status:

Vulnerable

CITES Listing:

Not categorised.

Threat Summary:

Is experiencing a slow decline due to continued habitat loss through deforestation and local trade.

Range:

Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia.

Habitat:

Most commonly found in primary lowland forest, coastal areas, freshwater swamp and Nypa palm mangrove.

Wild Diet:

Diet consists of fruits, seeds, nuts, leaf-buds and blossoms.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Birds are found singly, in pairs or small groups. Often found soaring high above the forest calling loudly. Wary; foraging groups found in treetops. Mostly active at dawn and dusk traveling to and from roosting areas.

Clutch and Egg Size:

2 eggs.

Breeding Season:

Generally breeds between August and September but is likely at any time of the year.

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Did You Know?

The Eclectus Parrot species was split in 2019 to four new taxa: Moluccan, Papuan, Tanimbar and Sumba Eclectus.


Academic Research

Related publications: Eclectus riedeli

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