Bonanza Bird #17: Eastern Rosella

Today a beautiful parrot from Australia joins Birdorable: the Eastern Rosella!

Eastern Rosella

Eastern Rosellas are colorful parrots that live in southeastern parts of Australia, including Tasmania. Their beautiful plumage is a mix of red, yellow, blue, green, orange, black, and white. In their native range, they sometimes visit back yard feeding stations.

eastern rosella
eastern rosella by jeaniephelan

These colorful birds are cavity nesters. They nest in tree hollows, but will also use nest boxes, as you can see in this cute video. An adult tends to a juvenile in the box.


Eastern Rosella Family by JayEL58 on
Eastern Rosella

Tomorrow's species is a bird of prey known for its wide gape. Can you guess what it will be?

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Comments

laurakeet on July 26, 2012 at 10:20 AM wrote:
They're beautiful! Also, common nighthawk.
Tough Titmouse on July 26, 2012 at 10:51 AM wrote:
Ohhhhhhh Wow I love parrots mor.
laurakeet on July 26, 2012 at 2:51 PM wrote:
What's with the purple kangaroo in the background?
Birdorable on July 26, 2012 at 3:18 PM wrote:
You've never heard of a purple kangaroo? They are quite common. http://bit.ly/purple-kangaroo ;) (I think it's just a trick of the light)

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