Northern Rosella

About the Northern Rosella
Also known as: Brown's Parakeet, Smutty Rosella, White-cheeked Rosella
Northern 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 & Statistics



The Northern Rosella is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

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