A male Grand Eclectus or King Parrot, Eclectus roratus, Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The Eclectus Parrot (or Grand Eclectus or King Parrot, Eclectus roratus, a male shown here) is native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia and the Maluku Islands (Moluccas). Unusual in the parrot family, it has extreme sexual dimorphism of plumage colors, with the male mostly bright emerald green and the female mostly bright red and purple/blue plumage. Photographed in Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park, 4600 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Bloedel Conservatory is a domed lush paradise where you can experience the colors and scents of the tropics year-round, within Queen Elizabeth Park, atop the City of Vancouver’s highest point, Little Mountain (501 feet). In Bloedel Conservatory, more than 200 free-flying exotic birds, 500 exotic plants and flowers thrive within a temperature-controlled environment. A donation from Prentice Bloedel built the domed structure, which was dedicated in 1969 "to a better appreciation and understanding of the world of plants," and is jointly operated by Vancouver Park Board and VanDusen Botanical Garden Association. A former rock quarry has been converted into beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park with flower gardens, public art, grassy knolls.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download