Sunday, 1 March 2020

Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans has featured a number of times before on the blog. They are quite widespread in the eastern coast and mountains of Australia so long as there are trees, often coming to gardens, and so attractive, even when you are used to them.

Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Australian Capital Territory. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

This photo was taken at the Mount Stromlo Obseratory near Canberra on our 2017-18 visit to Australia. The rosella is perched on the outside of one of the telescopes destroyed in the 2003 bushfires.

Other posts:

A Sad Australia Day 

Birds in the Botanic Gardens 

Visiting My Sister

Other rosellas:

Pale-headed Rosella

Parrots of Australia 


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Ken Broadhurst said...

It really is horrible to think about all those animals being burned alive.

Susan said...


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