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Green Rosella

Platycercus caledonicus


The Green Rosella is Australia's largest rosella. It is a medium-sized parrot with a broad tail. The upperparts are dark, mottled green and black, in contrast with the yellow head, neck and underbody. When flying the bright yellow body is very obvious. There are distinct blue cheek patches, a red band across the forehead, and blue shoulder patches. Females are slightly duller, while juveniles are mainly green. Their flight is strong and swift with only slight undulations. Also called the Tasmanian Rosella, or Yellow-bellied, Mountain or Green Parrot.

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Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago


AshleyT 6 years ago

Another beautiful bird and photo, Charlie!

Beautiful !

CharliePrice 6 years ago

They are quiet noisy , you know when they are about , i am hoping to see them in my neighbors banksia tree soon , it's starting to flower ..come on spring!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Your photographs are stunning. Haven't seen these in the flesh (feathers) yet. Soon I hope.

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Chudleigh, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Aug 2, 2014
Submitted on Aug 15, 2014

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