Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus) - Wiki
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[Photo] Pale-headed Rosella, Platycercus eximius, Brisbane, Australia. Date June 2006. Author Glen Fergus http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Glen_Fergus
The Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus), also known as the Mealy Rosella, Moreton bay Rosella or Blue Rosella, is a parrot native to eastern Australia.
Pale-headed Rosella has two subspecies, palliceps (eastern Queensland), known as the Blue-cheeked rosella, and adscitus (Cape York Peninsula). The Eastern Rosella is frequently considered conspecific with this species; this would add another 3 subspecies.
Length: 300mm which includes a 150mm tail.
The pale-headed rosella's body is mostly covered in blue except for the upper breast and head which are cream-yellow, the tail which is blue-black and green and the vent which is blood red.
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