Erythrura Cyanovirens Regia

Common Names: Royal Parrot FinchRoyal 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.

Geographic Distribution: 

The Royal Parrot Finch is found in the Islands of Vanuatu (New Hebrides).

Click to see a larger map.Native Habitat: 

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). 

Male: The 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.

Avicultural Notes: Royal Parrot Finch

The Royal Parrot Finch was first imported into Europe in 1934. It is not a difficult species to breed as long as certain nutritional requirements are met. Authorities like Goodfellow, Immelmann and Neff state that getting wild stock to feed on seeds was a real task, and the provision of fruit, figs, soaked seeds and soft food should be incorporated into the diet.  

(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.

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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