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Eastern Rosella

Platycercus eximius


The Eastern Rosella is 30 cm long. It has a red head and white cheeks. The beak is white and the irises are brown. The upper breast is red and the lower breast is yellow fading to pale green over the abdomen. The feathers of the back and shoulders are black, and have yellowish or greenish margins giving rise to a scalloped appearance that varies slightly between the subspecies and the sexes. The wings and lateral tail feathers are bluish while the tail is dark green. The legs are Grey.


Spotted looking for seeds among grass

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1 Comment

the-forest-room1 7 years ago

Love the colors!

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Puketapapa, Auckland, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 11, 2014
Submitted on Jan 11, 2014


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