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I have a bird bath outside my bedroom window, it sits on the deck that overlooks a nature reserve so I have lots of regular visitors to it, including the resident magpie and butcherbird families, magpie larks, blue faced honey eaters, wattle birds, the funky crested pigeons and even a kookaburra or two. This is the beautiful Eastern Rosella whose colours are sublime.
Colourful broad-tailed parrots with distinctive cheek patches, as varied as white, green, blue and red. The Eastern Rosella has white cheeks set against a red head and red breast, a yellow underside and a rich yellow and black mantle on its back feathers. They are around 30 cm and are usually spotted in pairs.