scarlet red; purple-blue cheek patch; pale bill (Australia; 2006-06-20)

Crimson Rosella
Platycercus elegans

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: this rosella of southeastern Australia is a strikingly scarlet parakeet with a blue cheek patch; no sexual dimorphism.

purple-blue on the wings and tail too (Australia; 2006-06-20)

perched on a limb (Australia; 2006-06-20)

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