A pair of Crimson Rosellas

Parrots galore! Two weeks ago I encountered a King Parrot on my walk in the bush. This week it’s a couple of Crimson Rosellas. They’re slightly smaller than a King Parrot, with different colouring.

Common name: Crimson Rosella

Scientific name: Platycercus elegans elegans

Approximate length: 35 cm

Date spotted: 27 September 2014

Season: Spring

Location: Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°46’36.6″S 151°15’16.2″E

Here’s a still shot of one of the birds, high up in a tree:

Crimson Rosellas

And another, snapped in a pool of sunlight:

Crimson Rosella


About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2014/09/28, in Birds, Parrot, Rosella and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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