A pair of Eastern Rosellas, mum and juvenile, come into my backyard most days to challenge the doves for the seed in the seed trays.
Eastern Rosellas are medium-sized colourful parrots with distinctive white cheek patches. It has a red head, neck and breast, with yellowish to greenish upper parts, a yellow underbody and a yellow-green to blue-green rump, with a red undertail. The shoulders are bright blue. Females are usually similar to males, but sometimes duller and young birds are even duller and can be aged by their bill colour, which is yellow or orange, changing to off-white when mature.
The Eastern Rosella uses one of its feet (usually the right foot) to hold food when eating on the ground or perched on a tree.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM


australian, backyard bird, eastern rosella, native, parrot, platycercus eximius

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • robynart
    robynartalmost 4 years ago

    What a beauty !! Love the info!!!

  • Many thanks Robyn, they such colorful parrots!

    – byronbackyard

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful bird, excellent capture Byron!!

  • Many thanks Marvin!

    – byronbackyard

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichalmost 4 years ago

    Another wonderful shot from your camera! You have so many.

  • Many thanks David for your kind comment, that’s because I’m obsessed!

    – byronbackyard

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47almost 4 years ago

    Very colourful and beautiful bird, great photo!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

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