Subspecies Info: Grand Eclectus

Grand Eclectus (Eclectus roratus roratus)

The Grand Eclectus is known as the nominate race; there are two races of this subspecies found on the islands of the central and southern Maluku, including Ambon, Buru, and Seram. They are also found on two smaller islands in the Lease Group, north east of Ambon. Grand Eclectus that are living on Seram are smaller in size compared to the birds that are found on Ambon. Males of both races are similar and only vary in size, whereas females differ in their feather coloration to their breast and under-tail coverts. Females found on Seram have a blending of the red and lavender breast feathers similar to the Vosmaer’s subspecies; these females also have more yellowish under-tail feathers. Females found on Ambon are larger and have a distinct separation of the red and lavender breast feathers, forming a bib.

Caption 001 Seram Grand Eclectus female.Note: Seram Grand Eclectus female. This race of the Grand Eclectus is found on the Indonesian Island of Seram.


Caption 002 Ambon Grand Eclectus [Uwe Beckedorf Germany].Note: This race is found on the Indonesian Islands of Ambon and Buru.


Caption 003 Male Ambon Grand Eclectus [Uwe Beckedorf Germany].Note: This race is found on the Indonesian Islands of Ambon and Buru.


Caption 004 Female Ambon Grand Eclectus [Uwe Beckedorf Germany].Note: This race is found on the Indonesian Islands of Ambon and Buru.