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Northern Rosella

Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Pintail

About the Northern Rosella

Also known as: Brown's Parakeet, Smutty Rosella, White-cheeked Rosella

The Northern Rosella is a small species of parrot found in parts of Australia. These birds are relatively solitary, usually found alone or in pairs. They are cavity nesters.

Northern Rosellas have black on the upper head area. The back and wings are also black, with yellow scallops. There is blue on the wings and tail, and the face has an adorable black-on-blue cheek patch.

The population trend for the Northern Rosella is stable, and the conservation status is Least Concern as of April 2014.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 22 April 2014
Scientific Name Platycercus venustus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittaculidae
  • Platycercus
  • P. venustus
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 26 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
11 inches
3 to 3.5 ounces

International Names

  • 澳北玫瑰鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • rosela černohlavá (Czech)
  • Nordlig Rosella (Danish)
  • Zwartkoprosella (Dutch)
  • suomurosella (Finnish)
  • Perruche gracieuse (French)
  • Brownsittich (German)
  • Rosella di Brown (Italian)
  • ズグロサメクサインコ [zugurosamekusainko] (Japanese)
  • Svarthetterosella (Norwegian)
  • rozella zóltawa (Polish)
  • Черноголовая розелла (Russian)
  • Perico Gracioso (Spanish)
  • Svarthättad rosella (Swedish)