Solomon Island Eclectus (Eclectus roratus solomonensis)
Smaller than the New Guinea Eclectus, the Solomon Island Eclectus are 12 inches (32cm) in length. they are found throughout the Solomon Islands east of mainland New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean. This archipelago of islands which includes New Georgia, Malaita, Santa Isabel, Guadalcanal, San Cristobal and Choiseul. This subspecies is also found on Bougainville, New Britain, New Ireland, the Admiralty Islands and throughout the Bismark Archipelago. The Solomon Island Eclectus is regarded as common throughout its range, but the threat of deforestation by multi national logging companies and the current political unrest on some of these islands is of concern. In captivity, the Solomon Island Eclectus is very popular and is a favourite in the United States. There are reports of a variation of size within this subspecies with the birds becoming smaller the further east you travel through these islands, so further study and research is required for this subspecies.
Caption 001: Juvenile Solomon Island Eclectus-Eclectus roratus solomonensis. Note: Unknown author.
Caption 002: Solomon Island female -Ian Hanington, Wauchope. Australia. Note: Solomon Island female Eclectus-Taken at Ian Hanington’s aviary in NSW.
Caption 003: Male-Solomon Island Eclectus. Note: Unknown author.
Caption 004: Head and eye ring of the female Solomon Island Eclectus Note: Jesse Garduno USA.
Caption 005: Solomon Island Eclectus-Juvenile male. Note: Susie Christian USA.