Northern Rosella

At 28 cm long it is smaller than all bar the Western Rosella. The forehead, crown and nape are black in colour with white-on-blue cheek-patches. The back and wing feathers are blackish with yellow borders, while the feathers of the belly, chest and rump are pale yellow with black borders giving rise to a scalloped appearance. The long tail is bluish green. The beak is pale grey and the iris dark. Immature plumage is similar to adult but duller.

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The Northern Rosella is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Northern Rosella is found from the Gulf of Carpentaria, through Arnhem Land to the Kimberleys in open savannah country. It is not a gregarious bird, found solitarily or in pairs. Nesting occurs in tree hollows in winter, with two to four eggs laid. The Northern Rosella was first described by German naturalist Heinrich Kuhl. The specific epithet is derived from the Latin venustus "charming, lovely or graceful". A subspecies, var. More

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Northern RosellaPlatycercus Venustus This parrot was never in great numbers throughits habitat and it does seem to have declined even further over the past 50 years. As there has been no known surveys on the bird, its true state is not known. It is not believed to be endandered at this stage, but there is some concern for its numbers. The bird is normally found in family groups of pairs, or six to eight birds in a flock.Port Lincoln Parrot Port Lincoln Parrot + No. More

The Northern Rosella, Platycercus venustus, is unusually colored for a Rosella. Forehead, crown and nape are black in color with white-on-blue cheek-patches, while chest, belly and rump are of a pale yellow shade with black borders that give them a scalloped look. In a similar fashion, both back and wing feathers are blackish with yellow borders. The tail is long and sports a bluish green colour. The eyes have dark irises and the bill is pale grey. More

The Northern Rosella hen typically lays 5 to 7 eggs that she incubates alone for about 19 - 21 days. During the incubation period she is fed by her mate. Established pairs can be prolific and may produce two to three clutches per season - especially if their young are pulled for handfeeding and they have plenty of food available. However, typically they raise one to two clutches per year. During the incubation period she is fed by her mate. More

Northern Rosella photo* An Australian Parrot (Click on photo to enlarge) * Scientific Name: Platycercus venustus venustus * Common Name/s: NORTHERN ROSELLA, BROWN'S ROSELLA. * Sub Species: Kimberley Northern Rosella = P. e. hilli. * Origin / Distribution: Northern Territory, Australia. * Habitat In Wild: Woodlands and open eucalypt forests. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Platycercus
Species : venustus
Authority : (Kuhl, 1820)