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Green rosella

Platycercus caledonicus

Description:

The Green Rosella or Tasmanian Rosella it is the largest species of the Rosella genus. The male and female are generally similar in plumage, being predominantly black, green, and yellow in colour with a red band above the beak and blue cheeks; however, some females have red-orange colouration on the front of their necks

Habitat:

Tasmanian endemic. Found throughout the island.

Notes:

These are daily visitors to our place. Although they usually just fly about in the bush in small flocks. This one was on its own, eating seeds in the grass.

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5 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

Hi Alice. We needed the rain, but frankly I'm glad today is sunny (finally). This fellow has been back several times this morning. We have some straggly kentish cherry trees behind the house. The rosellas like to crack the fallen pits to extract the seeds.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

We've been having a lot of rain in Florida too. Nice picture!

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

Thanks. I really love our green rosellas, they're not as colorful as the eastern rosellas (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/275...), but they are are ours and ours alone. We've had rain and overcast for the last week, so a least this one bird stopped by close enough to the house for a photo and brought a bit to brightness to my day.

Krishnendu Guin
Krishnendu Guin 9 years ago

beautiful...

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

nice one

lori.tas
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lori.tas

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Aug 11, 2011
Submitted on Aug 11, 2011

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