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Platycercus adscitus

rosella perching

(Pale-headed Rosella)




Platycercus adscitus

Common name

Pale-headed Rosella

Main colour(s)

Blue with splashes of green and yellow

Distinctive feature

Pale yellow head and bluish body, 27-31 cm long




These birds are usually seen in pairs in open timbered country. Size range is from 27-31 cm long. Both sexes have a pale yellow head and the body is predominately blue and green with splashes of black and yellow particularly on the back, there is a bright red splash on the tail. Legs and feet are grey, the eye has a dark brown iris and the bill is greyish.

Additional Photos

Bathing in Endeavour Creekdorsal view