Image: Crimson Rosella on branch

Crimson Rosella on branch

A Crimson Rosella is pictured up-close and from the side on a brown tree branch, its face, neck and breast are mainly red, with blue sections around its beak. Its back has black feathers with red edges, giving the appearance of round black shapes inside red ones. This colouring extends to its wing, which changes suddenly into light and dark blue feathers. Its tail feathers are dark blue, with some white edges. Its beak is a cream colour.

GA Hoye
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