Subspecies Info: Vosmaer’s Eclectus

Vosmaer’s Eclectus (Eclectus roratus Vosmaeri)

Vosmaer’s or Vosmaeri Eclectus are the most beautiful member of the Eclectus family; the female is most striking when you see them for the first time. They are found in Indonesia on the islands of Halmahera, Obi, Bacan and Sula in the northern Malukus. Larger than the Grand Eclectus, the Vosmaer’s with her overall red appearance, is paler than the other members of this species, from the blending colours of her breast from pale red to lavender with no defined bib, the yellow under-tail coverts, red tail feathers and bright buttercup yellow band to the tip of the tail. The Vosmaer’s Eclectus Parrot is the most popular subspecies kept in aviculture today.

Caption 001: Male Vosmaer’s Eclectus-Aviary research Singapore.Note: Photo by David Taylor.

Caption 002: Female Vosmaer’s-Breeding pair-Graham Taylor.

Caption 003: Vosmaer’s head and eye shot-Graham Taylor.Note: This bird has beautiful colour and is of good size. Bred by Todd Osborne, Victoria.


Caption 004: Vosmaer’s female-Uwe Beckedorf, Germany.Note: Vosmaer’s Eclectus from the breeding collection of Uwe Beckedorf, Germany.


Caption 005: Female Vosmaer’s-Eye Colour.Note: This shot shows the under tail and vent area and also the eye colour of the Vosmaer’s Eclectus Parrot.