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  Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius)





Eastern Rosella | Platycercus eximius photo
Eastern Rosella

Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



EASTERN ROSELLA FACTS

Description
The Eastern Rosella has a red head, neck and breast, with yellowish to greenish upper parts and distinctive white cheek patches.

Size
30cm

Habitat
woodlands, grasslands, farmlands, parks, gardens and golf courses

Food
seeds, fruits, buds, flowers, nectar and insects.

Breeding
Nest is tree hollow, usually a eucalypt tree. Lays 4-8 eggs

Range
south-eastern Australia, from Queensland to Victoria and south-eastern South Australia



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Platycercus
Species:eximius
Common Name:Eastern Rosella

Relatives in same Genus
  Pale-headed Rosella (P. adscitus)
  Green Rosella (P. caledonicus)
  Crimson Rosella (P. elegans)
  Western Rosella (P. icterotis)
  Northern Rosella (P. venustus)