Crimson Rosellas (Platycercus elegans)

Crimson Rosellas

It's pretty obvious why one of the common names of the Mountain Lowry is the Crimson Rosella. These members of the parrot family are common in and around the mountain. The pair above were two of many being hand fed at O'Reilly's Mountain Resort just south of Tamborine Mountain.

While a bit shyer than their cousin the Rainbow Lorikeet, the high pitched bell-like whistle of the Crimson Rosella can be heard over long distances. The yellow and blue Pale-headed Rosella is also a common visitor to our seed tray.

While supposedly feeding off a diet of seeds of wattles and eucalypts, they also have developed a taste for cultivated fruits in gardens and orchards.

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