Friday, 6 December 2013

Crimson Rosella

The Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) is a parrot native to eastern and south eastern Australia which has been introduced to New Zealand and Norfolk Island. It is commonly found in, but not restricted to, mountain forests and gardens. The species as it now stands has subsumed two former separate species, the Yellow Rosella and the Adelaide Rosella. Molecular studies show one of the three red-coloured races, var. nigrescens is genetically more distinct.

 Crimson Rosella - Photo source link
 Crimson Rosella - Photo source link
 Crimson Rosella - Photo source link
 Crimson Rosella - Photo source link
 Crimson Rosella - Photo source link
Crimson Rosella - Photo source link

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