An eclectus bird is a type of parrot that originates from Australia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Adults are between 17 and 20 inches in length from beak to tail and have a life span that lasts between 30 and 50 years or more.
The eclectus is very friendly and intelligent. Although many eclectus parrots live in households with multiple birds, some tend to have issues with jealousy. The bird does better when time for socialization is incorporated into its daily routine.
Male eclectus parrots are emerald green in color with bright orange beaks and touches of red and blue coloring underneath the wings. Female eclectus parrots are predominantly bright red in color with black beaks and purple markings on the chest and the tail.