Story: Introduced land birds

Eastern rosella

The eastern rosella has a distinctive red head, which contrasts with its yellow underbelly, and its blue and green wings and tail. Rosellas are often seen in pairs or in small flocks.

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Reference: AWC 3968
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How to cite this page:

Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Cockatoos and rosellas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/natural-sounds/17146/eastern-rosella (accessed 16 July 2019)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015