Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rosella Colours

A feature of the Mornington Peninsula are these beautiful, brightly coloured rosellas

NOTE: As per the comment below, these birds may be referred to as rainbow lorikeets - a far more specific, accurate term.
They look almost identical to the Eastern rosella except for the distinctive blue head.
So many people, rightly or wrongly, group them as part of the rosella family.
In fact, just to confuse the issue further, these birds are part of the parrot family!
e.g. Melbourne Places refers to these birds as rosellas at St Kilda

Sprightly rosellas
Coloured flashes on the wing
Chirpy happiness

1 comment:

Nathalie said...

Aren't these called rainbow lorikeets? I love them.

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