Crimson Rosella

The Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) of race elegans is also known as the Adelaide Rosella. The brow is always red and the cheeks are blue, but immature body colour is green/yellow. Their diet is mostly seeds of wattles and eucalypt, but they also visit orchards and gardens to feed on seeds and cultivated fruit.

Crimson Rosellas breed from November to February. The female incubates 4 to 8 eggs alone for three weeks. (Contributed by Jo.)