View Full Version : Electus Parrot

Mad Aussie
04-24-2009, 06:09 AM
This is a parrot from Far North Queensland in the rainforests on the mainland up near the top of the Great Barrier Reef area.



04-24-2009, 01:50 PM
Oooooh. It's so green O_O Both are cute shots =) I especially like the first. Lol, he seems to be thinking about something.

04-24-2009, 02:28 PM
Oh! I love the electus! I guess you took those at the zoo? The electus is extremely sexually diamorphic(sp?). I believe the males are green as pictured and the females are bright red with purple trim. Scientist/ explorers did not even know they were the same species at first since they segregate themselves except in breeding nesting season. They make lovely gentle pets if treated right. But I preface this with the fact that parrots are high maintenance pets.

Mad Aussie
04-24-2009, 04:19 PM
Yep ... that's right Raiven ... zoo ... red/purple.

04-24-2009, 08:11 PM
Nice shots MA...love the beak colour.

Mad Aussie
04-24-2009, 10:07 PM
Thanks girls :)