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The Enchanting Crimson Rosella

By | September 12, 2022

The crimson rosella, or crimson parakeet, (Platycercus elegans) was first described by John Gould in 1838 from specimens collected at Cooktown in Queensland, Australia (although he incorrectly identified them as yellow-fronted). The species has since been introduced to New Zealand and Norfolk Island, where they have established feral populations. The crimson rosella is a parrot… Read More »