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Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella
Crimson Rosella
Photographer - Gary Lewis
Source - Gary Lewis Photography Pty. Ltd

Platycercus elegans

The brightly coloured Crimson Rosella is a common sight in southern forests.

It feeds on nuts and seeds in the canopy and on the forest floor.

While feeding in the tops of trees, the Crimson Rosella's bell-like call can be heard, which contrasts with its more typical parrot-like calls when flying.

Young Crimson Rosellas are mostly green with patches of red, and are sometimes mistaken for a separate species.

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