Blue-Bellied Parrot Finch
Red Headed Parrot Finch
New Hebrides Parrot Finch
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The main differences between species is noted in the intensity and distribution of colors found in the birds plumage.
The Royal Parrot Finch is found in the Islands of Vanuatu (New Hebrides).
The Royal Parrot Finches allocates its self in forest clearings and forest edges. A secretive bird which is often found in groups feeding on the upper canopy of the rain forest on fig trees.
Length: 4.3 inches (11 cm).
head, tail and rump are a deep scarlet red. The body plumage body plumage is
bright blue and the wings are grass green. The beak is black. The legs and feet
are a brownish black.
Female: The henís plumage is duller.
The Royal Parrot Finch was first imported into
(1935) Mr. C. H. Macklin was able to breed these birds in
an aviary. The birdís diet consisted of spray millet, various seeding grasses,
soft food, and meal worms. Nesting took place in a traveling cage which was hug
on the aviary. The clutch consisted of three eggs. Two young hatched and were
reared on soft food and meal worms.
(1966) Dalborg Johansen had success in breeding this species in an indoor flight cage. Six young reared with the help of Bengalese.
Clutches per year: 3
Incubation: 14 days
Fledge: 21 days
Independent: 2 weeks
The Royal Parrot Finch is in danger of becoming extinct, if a conservation plan is not executed in time we might loose this beautiful member of the genus Erythrura forever.
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