Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday 374 - Crimson Rosella

The Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) is a wonderfully coloured bird found in eastern and south eastern Australia.  We sometimes get them in out garden, which is a bit of a treat.  These birds were feeding on some short grass at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

The males and females of this species are fairly similar (identical to me!) - but the greener birds in these pictures are immature birds.









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18 comments:

Brian King said...

Beautiful variety of colors in these guys!

Rohrerbot said...

This is one of my favorite parrots from your world. Lovely shots!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh yes, one of my faves - and their bell-like call... lovely. YAM xx

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Wonderfully colorful species!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

What a beautiful bird Stewart. Thanks for sharing these photos.

italiafinlandia said...

Beautiful and colourful!

Ranten said...

The Crimson Rosella is a great colorful bird! Lovely pictures! It is a big contrast to the Lagopus muta hyperborea from Svalbard :-))

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Most of us can't even imagine having this species as a backyard visitor.

Marie Smith said...

Such a gorgeous bird!

This N That said...

Such a beautiful bird. So colorful. I think you may have shared him before but I would never get tired of looking at him. He’s not very forgettable. I hope all is well with you.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

yeah yeah yeah

Oz has colorful birds.

Like we haven't heard that before

lol

Cloudia said...

Always a pleasure to see your birds. Thanks for hosting.

Rhodesia said...

So pretty. No photos in the past few weeks and no time..... Have a good day, Diane

Nora said...

wow this bird is so full of color....what an amazing bird. Perhaps one will fly up here. :) :)

Linda said...

So bright! Thank you for sharing.

Lea said...

Bright, beautiful, colorful birds!
Hope you are having a good week!

A Quiet Corner said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS bird, Stewart!!!...:)jp

Cath said...

I just love Rosella's....we have Green Rosella's in Tasmania and lots of them where I live. I am linking up from WP today...the Tawny Frog Mouth...thanks for hosting