Taxidermy Eclectus Parrot Displayed in Victorian Glass Dome. (Eclectus Roratus)
A vibrant and beautiful vintage specimen of a Eclectus parrot displayed in a large original oval Victorian glass dome with ebonised wood plinth.
Re mounted on perch.
Dome height 60cm, Width 29cm.
Parrot 38cm tip to tail.
The Eclectus Parrot is native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea, northeastern Australia and the Maluku Islands. It is unusual in the parrot family for its extreme sexual dimorphism of the colours of the plumage; the male having a mostly bright emerald green plumage and the female a mostly bright red and purple/blue plumage. Joseph Forshaw, in his book Parrots of the World, noted that the first European ornithologists to see eclectus parrots thought they were of two distinct species.