Eastern Rosella - Platycercus eximius

Length 11.8 in (30.0 cm)
Weight 3.2-4.2 oz (90-120 g)
Clutch Size 4-5
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Eastern Rosella is native to the Australia and Tasmania. It has also been introduced to New Zealand. The sexes are similar but the female is duller.

They are prized as pets because of their beauty and intelligence and their ability to be trained to sing and speak a few words. Diet includes seeds of a wide variety of plants, berries, blossoms, leaves, insects (and their larvae) and grain.

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