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  • Crimson Rosella

  • Platycerus elegans
  • There are several colour forms of the Crimson Rosella. The form it is named for has mostly crimson (red) plumage and bright blue cheeks. The feathers of the back and wing coverts are black broadly edged with red. The flight feathers of the wings have broad blue edges and the tail is blue above and pale blue below and on the outer feathers. Young Crimson Rosellas have the characteristic blue cheeks, but the remainder of the body plumage is dull green. The young bird gradually attains the adult plumage over a period of 15 months

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=446
  • Song link
  • http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/sites/www.birdsinbackyards.net/files/factsheets/audio/platycercus-elegans.mp3
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  • Crimson Rosella

  • There are several colour forms of the Crimson Rosella. The form it is named for has mostly crimson (red) plumage and bright blue cheeks. The feathers of the back and wing coverts are black broadly edged with red. The flight feathers of the wings have broad blue edges and the tail is blue above and pale blue below and on the outer feathers. Young Crimson Rosellas have the characteristic blue cheeks, but the remainder of the body plumage is dull green. The young bird gradually attains the adult plumage over a period of 15 months

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Platycerus elegans
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 282
  • Size
  • 35-38cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • The whistlers
  • Song link
  • http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/sites/www.birdsinbackyards.net/files/factsheets/audio/platycercus-elegans.mp3
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=446
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/crimson-rosella