white cheek; blue wings, tail and underparts (Australia; 2006-06-20)

White-cheeked (Eastern) Rosella
Platycercus adscitus

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: rosellas are large and lovely parakeets with multi-colored plumage and a long pointed tail; they eat fruit and seeds that each bird holds with its feet; nests in tree cavities; taxonomy of the several species in this complex can be confusing and this species sometimes is named Eastern Rosella in various field guides; no sexual dimorphism.

yellow crown and nape; red undertail coverts (Australia; 2006-06-20)

light colored bill (Australia; 2006-06-20)

posing for a portrait (Australia; 2006-06-20)