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''Pale-headed Rosella''

By Bowenite
The Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus), is a broad-tailed parrot of the genus Platycercus native to northeastern Australia. It is a moderate-size parrot with a pale yellow head, predominantly white cheeks, scalloped black and gold back and pale blue underparts. Two subspecies are recognised, although some authorities consider it to be conspecific with the Eastern Rosella of southeastern Australia.

Found in open woodland, it feeds on seeds and fruit. As with other rosellas, the Pale-headed Rosella nests in hollows of large trees. It readily adapts to aviculture and is sold as a cagebird.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: SusieH, andylea, cheesey and 21 more


SusieH 14 67 England
19 Apr 2010 12:05AM
Lovely capture of this exotic bird.


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andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 12:07AM
fantastic colour and detail great write up a wonderful capture Wink
LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
19 Apr 2010 12:25AM
Wonderful color & detail of your capture of this exotic Parrot, and nice comp. Regards...Peter
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
19 Apr 2010 3:35AM
Beautiful colours on this little bird. Lovely image........Sandy
19 Apr 2010 4:56AM
Beautiful shot and presentation

accipiter 10 61 England
19 Apr 2010 8:09AM
Lovely picture! A
10 10 10 England
19 Apr 2010 8:46AM
Another excellent image with superb presentation.
colmar 12 42 35 Scotland
19 Apr 2010 9:11AM
Superb image with grand detail and superb info as ever Colin
SteveMoulding 10 3 7 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 10:22AM
Beautifully captured with superb colour and detail.
20 Apr 2010 6:57AM
Beautiful capture and presentation, Gordon... Smile
Canadiann 9 2 Canada
20 Apr 2010 3:22PM
A super duper indeed love it. Such a beautiful coloured bird and you have captured it so well. Love your presentation too. Wonderful photography skills. I do admire so very much.

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