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Breeding biology of the reverse-dichromatic, co-operative parrot Eclectus roratus

Heinsohn, Robert; Legge, Sarah


The breeding biology and social system of the eclectus parrot Eclectus roratus, a species with a unique form of sexual dichromatism (red and blue females, green males) was examined. Our 4-year study at Iron Range National Park on Cape York Peninsula, Australia, showed that females guarded their nest hollows in emergent rainforest trees for up to 9 months each year, often starting well before they laid their first clutches early in the dry season. During this time they rarely left the nest and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1017/S0952836902003138


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