Eclectus

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Eclectus
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).

Taxonomy[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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