Bright red female Eclectus parrot sitting on the tree

The Eclectus Roratus parrot is unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism in the colours of the plumage.

The grand Eclectus female is bright red with a darker hue on the back and wings. The mantle and underwing coverts darken to a purple, and the wing is edged with a mauve-blue. The tail is edged with yellowish-orange above, and is orange tipped with yellow underneath.

The beak of the adult female is all black. Adults have yellow to orange irises and juveniles have dark brown to black irises. The upper mandible of female juveniles are brown at the base fading to yellow towards the biting edges and the tip.

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