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Green Rosella

Platycercus caledonicus

Description:

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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4 Comments

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

beauty....

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Another beautiful bird and photo, Charlie!

Beautiful !

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 5 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 5 years ago

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

CharliePrice
Spotted by
CharliePrice

Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -41.56, Long: 146.48

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

Spotted for Mission

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