Subspecies Info: New Guinea Eclectus

New Guinea Eclectus (Eclectus roratus polychloros)

Also known as the Red-sided Eclectus, the New Guinea Eclectus is the most common of the nine subspecies, both in captivity and in the wild. The New Guinea Eclectus has the widest range that almost covers the whole of the island of New Guinea, including West Papua and Papua New Guinean side of the border. In captivity they are very popular and are bred in large numbers. Many New Guinea Eclectus are kept as household pets and are popular throughout the world. The New Guinea Eclectus are found throughout mainland New Guinea, the Kai Islands, Trobriand Island and was introduced to Goram Island and to the Palau Islands in the Western Pacific Ocean. This subspecies of Eclectus can be found on many smaller islands around the coast of New Guinea, such as Numfor Island and three of the Torres Strait islands of Boigu, Dauan and Saibai. These three islands are Australian territory. Although the future of the New Guinea Eclectus is very secure both in the wild and captivity we, as breeders of these birds should insure that the subspecies remains pure and discourage crossbreeding.

Caption 001: New Guinea Eclectus male in the snow, Netherlands.

Note: Taken by Sandra Bastiaans at her Aviaries in the Nederland’s

Caption 002: New Guinea Eclectus female at nest-Graham Taylor.

Note: Taken at the Pearl Coast Zoo in Broome Western Australia.

Caption 003: Female New Guinea Eclectus-Uwe Beckedorf, Germany.

Note: Taken by German breeder Uwe Beckedorf at his aviaries in Germany.

Caption 004: New Guinea Eclectus-Eclectus roratus polychloros.

Note: Unknown author.

Caption 005: Nick-Male New Guinea Eclectus-Head and eye ring colour-Dean Moser USA.

Note: Photo by Dean Moser, USA. Nick was owned by Dean and was a regular free flyer.

Caption 006: Chloe-Female New Guinea Eclectus-Head and eye ring colour-Dean Moser USA

Note: Chloe-A pet New Guinea Eclectus owned by Dean Moser, USA.