Eclectic Electric - Denitsa Peneva
Eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus)
This short-tailed parrot is native to The Solomon and Maluku Islands, New Guinea, northeastern Australia and Sumba. There are seven subspecies – some of them are rare, while others are considered as pests, destroying the fruit plantations, which are a main part of their diet. Outside of its natural habitat, it is a popular pet. The most unusual thing about them is the fact that they're polygynandrous – unlike the rest of the parrot family, they might have several partners. During mating and breeding the female is waiting for the males in the nest hole, while the male is in the trees, looking for females. That might be also the reason for the other unique thing about them – the sexual dimorphism is so extreme, that the first European ornithologists treated them as distinctive species.
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