Platycercus Eximius

Scientific Name

Platycercus Eximius

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

The Eastern Rosella is a parrot common to southeastern Australia and

Natural Habitat

The Eastern Rosellas inhabut open woodlands, gardens, parks and farms.

Physical Characteristics

  • They are a small to medium parrot, about 12 inches tall. It is very colorful with a red head and breast. The abdomen is yellow to pale green. The wings and back are black with green and blue markings. Females are similarly colored but somewhat paler.

Quick Facts

  1. Other names: Golden-mantled Parakeet, Red-headed Rosella, White-cheeked Rosella, Rosella Parakeet, Nonpareil Parrot, Rosehill Parakeet.

  2. In Australia, most would recognize this bird as part of a label for Rosella tomato soup.

  3. Flight is graceful when moving from tree to tree as the Rosella flies down towards the ground before gliding up to higher branches.



Conservation Status

Least Concern: The Rosella is common or abundant and is likely to survive in the wild.

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Their diet consists of grass seeds, plant material, fruits, berries, flowers, buds, insects and their larvae. In human care they eat Zupreem fruit blend, leafy greens, and a variety of vegetables.