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Green Rosella / Tasmanian Rosella

Platycercus caledonicus

Description:

The largest species of the Rosella family, these birds are primarily green / gold (fading with age) with blue on the wings and tail and face (below the beak) and a splash of red above the beak. Females can have a little red/orange on the chest.

Habitat:

Endemic to Tasmania.

Notes:

Can be seen in these photo's feeding on Capeweed flowers. I'd assume the two in the photo are a breeding pair. Do these birds mate for life?

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Fabulous. I know I'm in Tas. when I see these.

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 8 years ago

Nice find :-)

Mr.Swift
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Mr.Swift

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Oct 24, 2012
Submitted on Oct 26, 2012

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