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Western Rosella (Platycercus icterotis)

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The Western Rosella (Platycercus icterotis) less commonly known as the Stanley Rosella, Earl of Derby's parakeet or Yellow-cheeked parakeet, is the smallest species of rosella and is found in the South West of Australia.[2] in Eucalypt forests and timbered areas. These are smallish parrots measuring 2530 cm (9.812 in) in length and weighing from 28 to 80 g (0.99 to 2.8 oz), with an average of 63.3 g (2.23 oz). they are red from the head to the breast with white or beige-ish yellow cheeks and blue and green patterned wings with males being slightly larger and having a more vibrant yellow cheek colouring. Their bills are a grey 'horn' colour like most Australian parrots

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
3 Mar 2013 10:25AM
A very colourfully plumaged bird, very nicely captured in a natural setting, the meal in beak an added but welcome extra.
Ronnie.

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
3 Mar 2013 10:28AM
A beauty, and lovely to see her in her natural surroundings. Carol
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 10:33AM
Another treat from the AntipodesSmile


Adrian
3 Mar 2013 1:39PM
A beautifully coloured bird and she has a worm in her mouth. Well captured.......Sandy
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2013 2:37PM
Wonderful capture - looks like someone is having a tasty treat!
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
3 Mar 2013 3:32PM
He's looking good and enjoying his meal.
Joan.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
3 Mar 2013 6:57PM
A great image, looks like he is smoking a cigarette... well captured

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