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Crimson Rosella

Platycercus elegans


These bright red and blue rosellas were spotted feeding just before dusk. They usually travel and feed in groups.

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Crimson Rosella
Platycercus elegans Crimson Rosella

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Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 8 years ago

So colorful! I wish those lived here too!

Sukaina 8 years ago


lmdang 8 years ago

Many thanks for the id & compliment, Daniel! They are a sight to behold

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Hi lmdang! What you have here are crimson rosellas of the elegans race (there are other races outside of the Melbourne area). Together with the green rosella (P. caledonicus) they form the blue-cheeked rosella complex. Lovely series!

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 7, 2012
Submitted on Oct 11, 2012

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