Family: Psittacidae (Parrots, 40 species in Australia)
Size: 35 cm
Distribution: Within about 300 km of the coast of NSW and most of VIC,
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).
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (2000 x 2787)
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (1840 x 1884)
Photo: Blue Mountains WIRES, NSW
Artwork: John Gould, 'The Birds of Australia', 1848. Original Scanned Image.
Some Birdwatching Resources
NEW: Field Guide to Australian Birds, by Michael Morcombe. This one has colour drawings of the eggs and the nests which not many other field guides do (I can't think of any that do). It's an excellent field guide and one of the four main ones (the other three being above this one). The weakness of this field guide is that some of the pictures of the birds aren't as good (or accurate) as the other three most used field guides. It's also the heaviest though there is a pocket edition which is much smaller and lighter.
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