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Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus) -pair.jpg
A pair of eclectus parrots (Eclectus roratus)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittaculidae
Tribe: Psittaculini
Genus: Eclectus
Wagler, 1832

The parrot genus Eclectus consists of two known species, the extant eclectus parrot (Eclectus rotarus) and the extinct oceanic eclectus parrot (Eclectus infectus).


The genus was named by Johann Georg Wagler in 1832. The epithet derives from eklektos, the ancient Greek cum Latin term for 'chosen one'; Wagler acknowledges the Latin in a publication later the same year.[1]


  1. ^ Gray, Jeannie; Fraser, Ian (2013). Australian Bird Names: A Complete Guide. Collingwood, Victoria: Csiro Publishing. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-643-10471-6.
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