Family: Psittacidae (Parrots, 40 species in Australia)
Size: 35 cm
Distribution: Within about 300 km of the coast of NSW and most of VIC,
Habitat: Moist forests, farmlands, parks, woodland, open forest.
References: Simpson and Day, Reader's Digest
The Crimson Rosella is a very common bird in the Blue Mountains. The caged photo was taken when I was in WIRES (animal rescue).
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (2000 x 2787)
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (1840 x 1884)
Photo: Blue Mountains WIRES, NSW
Artwork: John Gould, 'The Birds of Australia', 1848. Original Scanned Image.
Some Birdwatching Resources
Sydney Birds and Where to Find Them, Peter Roberts. The 30 top bird-watching localities in and around Sydney. These birding hot spots stretch from Tuggerah Lakes on the Central Coast to Lake Illawarra near Wollongong and from the Blue Mountains in the west to some surprisingly accessible sites tucked away in the heart of the city. Each locality entry lists the key species to look out for including rare and seasonal visitors. It describes how to access the location, and what amenities to expect; maps are featured. There is also a handy list of Sydney birds, each entry providing information on the best spots to find it.
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