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:

  1. Beautiful variety of colors in these guys!

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. yeah yeah yeah

    Oz has colorful birds.

    Like we haven't heard that before

    lol

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

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

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

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  12. So bright! Thank you for sharing.

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

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

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  15. 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

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