Royal Parrotfinch

The Royal Parrotfinch is approximately 11 cm long. This species is a multicoloured finch. Male Royal Parrotfinches have a bright red head and tail, blue breast and turquoise-green upperparts, while females are greener in colour. Young Royal Parrotfinches are duller with dull blue head. This species has high, thin voice and trilling song.

The Royal Parrotfinch is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Royal Parrotfinch Erythrura regia is a species of estrildid finch endemic to Vanuatu. It is found commonly at mid-altitudes on the larger islands such as Espiritu Santo, above 300 m. But it also can be found at sea-level small islands in fruiting figs in forest edge in Emae and Tongoa. This species is usually found in singles, pairs or small groups feeding on figs in the forest canopy. More

Royal Parrotfinch has a stronger beak. They are larger in size than the Peale’s Parrot Finch. Call / Vocalization: It has high-pitched chee-chee voice and a clicking sound. Personality / Behavior: These finches love water. One can frequently see them jump in and out of their bathing dishes. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Estrildidae
Genus : Erythrura
Species : regia
Authority : (Sclater, 1881)