Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

July 28, 2011

Eastern Rosella

Filed under: Birds,Titirangi — paul @ 7:11 am
Eastern Rosella

Eastern Rosella

The Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius) is an introduced bird from Australia, but now quite widespread in New Zealand. There are quite a few throughout Auckland City parks as well as in the Waitakere Ranges. Often in pairs and in small flocks of six to eight. This one kindly posed near our deck when Mrs H alerted me to its presence.

4 Comments

  1. Have you read Steve Braunias’s “How to watch a bird”?. I think you might enjoy it/

    Comment by jb — July 28, 2011 @ 7:22 am

  2. Colorful.

    Comment by Steffe — July 28, 2011 @ 7:59 am

  3. The bird is beautiful; great capture. I’m please that you posted it for our viewing pleasure. I check the book that jb recommended. Our library system doesn’t have it, but Amazon does. Think I’ll get it.

    Comment by Kate — July 28, 2011 @ 8:07 am

  4. I would love to see a parrot in the wild… I have an African Grey, he is a delight!

    Comment by Madge — July 28, 2011 @ 9:26 am

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