Photo: Platycercus caledonicus
Subvenuation: Real parrots
Body length 34-36cm, tail 15-17 cm. The coloring of the plumage has many different tones and shades. Some of the upper body is brown with a blue border. The neck, chest and crown are yellow-green, and the throat is blue. Red forehead. Others have a neck, head, abdomen bright yellow. The forehead is also red, and the shoulders are black and brown with green borders. Males are slightly larger than females, in females the color of the throat is less intense with an orange tint.
Lives in Australia and the island of Tasmania.
In the masonry 5-6 eggs. Running lasts 3 weeks. The chicks hatch blind, seeing after 10 days. By about a month, they are leaking.
Easily tamed, has a peaceful calm character, not loud, but is less often contained than other Rosella.
The view includes 2 subspecies:
- Platycercus Caledonicus Browni (Kuhl, 1820)
- Platycercus caledonicus caledonicus (Gmelin, 1788)
Other types of genus «Rosella»:
- Pale -headed Rosella
- Yellowish Rosella
- Red Rosella
- Rosella (bird)
- Black -headed Rosella