Image: Crimson Rosella on small branch

Crimson Rosella on small branch

A Crimson Rosella is pictured perched on a thin tree branch, with several twigs coming up in front of its breast. The camera angle is between a side profile and front-on view, and the bird’s chest appears to be large, giving it a proud expression. The Rosella’s breast feathers are red, as is mostly its face, but with blue sections around the beak. A pretty bird, the Rosella’s wing is a mix of light and dark blue feathers, and its long tail feathers are similar, but with black also. Its back has a mix of red and black feathers, with stripes and round shapes. Its beak is a cream colour.

Photographer:
GA Hoye
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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