Eastern Rosella

About the Eastern Rosella

Also known as: White-cheeked Rosella

The Eastern Rosella is a colorful species of parrot native to southeastern Australia, including Tasmania. They have red heads and chests, with white cheeks. The belly is yellow and the back feathers are a mix of different colors and black which are arranged in a scalloped appearance.

Eastern Rosellas prefer woodland habitat. They are vegetarians, dining mainly on seeds and fruit.

Because of their colorful beauty, Eastern Rosellas are sometimes kept as pets. They may live up to 15 or 20 years in captivity. Eastern Rosellas are fairly common in their wild range, with a conservation status of least concern.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 26 July 2012
Scientific Name
Platycercus eximius
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittaculidae
  • Platycercus
  • P. eximius
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
11 to 13 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 澳东玫瑰鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) rosela pestrá
Danish (Dansk) Rosella
Dutch (Nederlands) Prachtrosella
Finnish (Suomi) valkokurkkurosella
French (Français) Perruche omnicolore
German (Deutsch) Rosella
Italian (Italiano) Rosella comune
Japanese (日本語) ナナクサインコ [nanakusainko]
Norwegian (Norsk) Praktrosella
Polish (Polski) rozella bialolica
Russian (русский язык) Розелла
Spanish (Español) Perico Multicolor
Swedish (Svenska) Praktrosella
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