Eastern Rosella...........! by Roy  Massicks

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The Eastern Rosella was introduced to New Zealand from Eastern Australia from escaped caged birds.
Distribution and Habitat – Common in native bush from the centre of the North Island to the Far north, also the Upper Hutt Valley near Wellington and in Dunedin in the South Island.
The tree the bird is perched in is a Silver Birch also introduced, The Rosella loves the lambs tail seeds.
Photo taken at Hillcrest, North Shore, Auckland.

Panasonic Lumix GH2 at 140mm, 1/800, f/6.8, iso 200,


eastern rosella, bird, auckland, hillcrest, new zealand, australia


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture Roy

  • Thank you Larry.

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture Roy, wonderful lighting and colours. I bet you are enjoying your new toy. I hope that you will consider joining the Lumix Lovers group

  • Thank you so much Andrea – Tickled pink with the new camera.

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myrajover 2 years ago

    Hello Roy and Heather. Great to see your work again. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. All the best for 2012.
    Love this shot, great colour and detail.

  • Myra, thank you for the welcome – same to you and a Happy New Year. Had a very quiet but enjoyable Christmas. Thanks also for your kind comments and the favourite !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Superbly captured of a grand parrot Roy.

  • Thank you Julie for the kind comments and the favourite ! They make such a change from the native birds.

    – Roy Massicks

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerover 2 years ago

    Great capture Mr Massicks Happy New Year and welcome back.

  • Many thanks Mr Green ! Hope you have a great 2012 – has to be better than 2011 !

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Welcome to the Lumix Group Roy…

    Have you entered our 2012 Voucher Challenge

  • Thank you for the welcome Andrea – I won’t put parrot on a challenge, I have one of youngest granddaughter I think is better !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    wonderful work Roy!

  • Many thanks Charmiene – I love my new camera and still getting the hang of the finer points. Thank you also for the favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • mikebov
    mikebovover 2 years ago

    lovely capture mate
    Glad to have you back.
    Happy Newish year

  • Thank you Mike and and a happy newish year to you as well.

    – Roy Massicks

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