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Western Rosella

(Platycercus icterotis)
Alternate name(s): "Yellow-cheeked Rosella", "Yellow-cheeked Parrot", "Yellow-cheeked Parakeet", "Stanley Rosella", "Earl of Derby's Parakeet"
Aboriginal name(s): "moyadong", "kootonkooton"

Size: 25-28 cm
Weight: 28-80 g (63 g average)

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Western Rosella at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "icterotis"

ADULT

Frontal view of a Western Rosella (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Albany, WA, January 2015]

Lateral view of a Western Rosella (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Albany, WA, January 2015]

Dorsal view of a Western Rosella (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Albany, WA, January 2015]

Ventral view of a Western Rosella (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Margaret River, WA, March 2015]

Western Rosella in captivity

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Territorial Mobility: Sedentary Elementary unit: Pair

Food, Diet

Adults: Seeds Dependents: Regurgitated seeds Water intake: Daily

Like many parrots, Western Rosellas are seed-eaters; primarily they feed on grass seeds.

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