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Green Rosella

(Platycercus caledonicus)
Alternate name(s): "Tasmanian Rosella", "Yellow-bellied Parakeet", "Green Parrot"
Size: 32-38 cm
Weight: 140 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 Green Rosella at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "caledonicus"

ADULT

MALE

Full-frontal view of a male Green Rosella; note the brighter, more yellowish tints of its plumage compared to its partner, which is visible [albeit out of focus] in the background (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Pair of Green Rosellas on the ground; male on the left, female on the right (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[St. Helens, Tasmania, January 2007]

Lateral view of a male Green Rosella in captivity (photo courtesy of C. Nugent)

FEMALE

Ventral view of a female Green Rosella; note the much greener plumage compared to the males' (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Lateral view of a female Green Rosella in captivity (photo courtesy of C. Nugent)

Lateral view of a Green Rosella (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[St. Helens, Tasmania, January 2007]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of an immature Green Rosellas in a tree; note the green front characterizing this bird as immature (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Launceston, Tasmania, March 2015]

Dorsal view of an immature Green Rosellas in a tree (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Launceston, Tasmania, March 2015]

Food, Diet

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

Full-frontal view of a male Green Rosella munching on a seed cone (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Lateral view of an immature Green Rosella feeding on what looks like grass flowers or unripe seeds (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[Near Launceston, Tasmania, March 2015]

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