eastern rosella

eastern rosella

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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.

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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.

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One of the locals
One of the locals

The Eastern Rosella is a colourful broad-tailed parrot with distinctive cheek patches coloured according to location. On the east coast of Australia they are white-cheeked with red heads and red breast and a beautiful golden mantle of black feathers edged with yellow. They are fairly common inhabitants of open woodland and are often seen in my garden in pairs.

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There are always a few Eastern Rosellas around, invariably they are in pairs that keep each other in close proximity. They are colourful and beautiful broad-tailed parrots and rosellas come in distinct varieties of plumage. They are a clear rival of Jacob’s coat of many colours.