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    Photo: Courtesy of Graeme Guy

Crimson Rosella: Platycercus elegans

  • Like other rosellas, adults form permanent pairs that maintain close contact all year.  These pairs and their young may form small groups.


  • The Crimson Rosella is endemic to forests and woodlands of eastern Australia.

  • In north Queensland it is a scarce resident of upland rainforests. Unlike southern populations, there is no distinctive immature plumage.

  •  Small flocks are observed regularly round Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge .


  • The loudest call is a brassy ‘kweek kweek’.


  • Food is mainly seeds, obtained from a great variety of plants, including herbs and tall trees.

Additional Information: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey

  • The 'Crimson Rosella' has to be one of the prettiest Australian parrots, coloured a bright crimson, with blue on the tail, wings and 'cheek'.

  • Luckily for us humans it is common in forests along the east coast, and can often be seen in adjacent urban environments.

  • Like the other rosellas, the call includes a series of piping whistles and chattering. The piping calls are three high, echoing whistles.

Script: Courtesy of  Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide

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