Crimson Rosella - Platycercus elegans

Crimson Rosella

Platycercus elegans

Family: Psittacidae (Parrots, 40 species in Australia)
Size: 35 cm
Distribution: Within about 300 km of the coast of NSW and most of VIC,
Status: Common
Habitat: Moist forests, farmlands, parks, woodland, open forest.
References: Simpson and Day, Reader's Digest

The Crimson Rosella is a very common bird in the Blue Mountains. The caged photo was taken when I was in WIRES (animal rescue).

Crimson Rosella - Platycercus elegans
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (2000 x 2787)

Crimson Rosella - Platycercus elegans
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (1840 x 1884)

Crimson Rosella - Platycercus elegans
Photo: Blue Mountains WIRES, NSW

Crimson Rosella - Platycercus elegans
Artwork: John Gould, 'The Birds of Australia', 1848. Original Scanned Image.

Some Birdwatching Resources


Sydney Birds and Where to Find Them, Peter Roberts. Sydney Birds and Where to Find Them, Peter Roberts. The 30 top bird-watching localities in and around Sydney. These birding hot spots stretch from Tuggerah Lakes on the Central Coast to Lake Illawarra near Wollongong and from the Blue Mountains in the west to some surprisingly accessible sites tucked away in the heart of the city. Each locality entry lists the key species to look out for including rare and seasonal visitors. It describes how to access the location, and what amenities to expect; maps are featured. There is also a handy list of Sydney birds, each entry providing information on the best spots to find it.

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Birdsong, Don Stap Birdsong, Don Stap. From the promotional material: "Following one of the world's experts on birdsong from the woods of Martha's Vineyard to the tropical forests of Central America, Don Stap brings to life the quest to unravel an ancient mystery: Why do birds sing and what do their songs mean? We quickly discover that one question leads to another. Why does the chestnut-sided warbler sing one song before dawn and another after sunrise? Why does the brown thrasher have a repertoire of two thousand songs when the chipping sparrow has only one? And how is the hermit thrush able to sing a duet with itself, producing two sounds simultaneously to create its beautiful, flutelike melody?"

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