Eastern Regent Parrot
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Family:||Parrot (Psittacidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)|
|This Photo:||Back, Paler|
|Other names:||Adelaide Rosella or Yellow Rosella|
Thank you P Sweet for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Riverland and elsewhere
Colours are highly variable, from dull yellows to brilliant red front with blue highlights (wing coverts, tail + throat).
Black & olive dabbled back.
Females are duller than their male partner.
In the Mallee they are often seen cohorting with Ringneck Parrots.
There is often discussion of the Adelaide & Yellow Rosella being a sub-species/race. This changes so often that we've left it at the higher level of species to always be accurate. If it is finally ratified, once and for all, that there is are Adelaide & Yellow sub-species, these would fall into the Adelaide / Fleurieu category.