Green Rosella

Platycercus caledonicus (Gmelin, 1788)

A medium-sized, broad-tailed parrot. Head and neck is greenish-yellow with a blue cheek patch and a red band across the forehead. Body colour varies from dull green to pale yellow breast feathers, darker across the back due to black mottling on the wings. Tail is mostly dark blue, green above and pale blue below. When closed, the rings show a blue patch on the shoulder. Juveniles are similar to adults, but have much duller and more olive plumage. Legs and feet grey; bill is pearl grey

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What habitats does Platycercus caledonicus live in?

Temperate rainforest, wet and dry sclerophyll forest and eucalypt woodland

What is the distribution of Platycercus caledonicus?

Native to Australia; endemic to Tasmania

How big does Platycercus caledonicus grow?

Can grow to around 36cm

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