eclectus parrot

ec·lec·tus parrot | \(ˈ)e¦kl|ektəs-, ə̇ˈkl|, ēˈkl|\

Definition of eclectus parrot 

: any of certain parrots of the southwest Pacific constituting a genus (Larius, formerly Eclectus) and being distinguished by having males predominantly green and females predominantly red

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