Eclectus ID

Grand Eclectus (E. r. roratus) ............Commonly available
Vosmaeri (E. r. vosmaeri).............. Commonly available
Red-sided (E. r. polychloros)............ Commonly available
Solomon Island (E. r. solomonensis) ..................... commonly available
Macgillivray (E. r. macgillivrayi) ........Not  available in the U.S.
Aruensis (E. r. aruensis)........... Not commonly available
Westermani...............................................Not a live subspecies
Cornelia (E. r. cornelia)................. Not available in the U.S.
Riedeli (E. r. riedeli)................ Not available in the U.S.
Biaki (E. R. biaki)......... Rare in the U.S.

"There are ten named subspecies of eclectus parrots. To my knowledge, there are only nine living subspecies. The Westermani subspecies is known only from aviary specimens, not from wild caught specimens."


references:
Parrots of the World  by John Forshaw, Parrots: Their Care and Breeding by Rosemary Low; A Guide to Eclectus Parrots by Australian Birdkeeper; The Eclectus-AComplete Guide by Roger Sweeney; A Complete Guide to Eclectus Parrots by K.Wayne Arthur, Fred Bauer, and Laurella Desborough; Parrots and Related Birds by Bates and Busenbach.
       May/June 1996 AFA WatcheBird Magazine      an article by George Cave, MacGillivray's Eclectus weighs approx 587g male and 577g female.




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