Subspecies Info: Cornelia’s Eclectus

Cornelia’s Eclectus (Eclectus roratus cornelia)

Confined to the island of Sumba, Indonesia, this rare and beautiful parrot is larger than the nominate race. Entirely red in appearance, including the tail, this subspecies lacks the yellow under tail coverts and yellow band to the tail. Her overall red appearance is brighter than the Tanimbar Island Eclectus. The Cornelia’s Eclectus is the second rarest subspecies next to the Tanimbar Island subspecies. The Cornelia’s Eclectus Parrot has been in captivity for a number of years and can be seen in zoological parks and major bird parks in Spain and Germany; it is also in aviculture, although their numbers are low.

Caption 001: Male Cornelia’s Eclectus-Martina Mueller, Walsrode Vogelpark Germany.Note: Photo by Martina Mueller at Walsrode Bird Park, Germany.


Caption 002: Female Cornelia’s Eclectus-Martina Mueller, Walsrode, GermanyNote: Taken By Martina Mueller at Walsrode Bird Park Germany.


Caption 003: Pair of Cornelia’s Eclectus-Eclectus roratus cornelia, Martina Mueller Germany.Note: Photo by Martina Mueller at Walsrode Bird Park, Germany.


Caption 004: Cornelia’s Eclectus-Head and eye ring, Martina Mueller, Germany.Note: Photo by Martina Mueller at Walsrode Bird Park, Germany.