Kōrero: Birdwatching

Eastern rosella

Eastern rosella

Eastern rosellas are natives of eastern Australia, brought to New Zealand as caged pets. But escaped birds have formed populations in Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington and they are now quite common in parts of the North Island. This virgilia tree in Wadestown, Wellington is visited by a small flock each year during flowering.

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Photograph by Christina Troup

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gordon Ell, 'Birdwatching - Birdwatching in town and bush', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11939/eastern-rosella (accessed 20 January 2021)

He kōrero nā Gordon Ell, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015