Crimson Rosella
Back, Redder
Crimson Rosella
Front, Paler
Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Parrots (Psittaciformes)
Family: Parrot (Psittacidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)
This Photo:     Front, Redder
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 Flinders Ranges, 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.

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Jul-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)