Pale-headed Rosella

Found in open woodland, it feeds on seeds and fruit. As with other rosellas, the Pale-headed Rosella nests in hollows of large trees. It readily adapts to aviculture and is sold as a cagebird.

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The Pale-headed Rosella is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Even though it is brightly coloured, the Pale-headed Rosella is very well-camouflaged when feeding amongst leaves in the canopy of trees. More

Pale-headed rosellas usually appear in small flocks around Calamvale Creek in warmer weather. The photographer said: “I called the two rosellas featured here Pete and Tweet. “I was fortunate one Saturday morning to have them start playing in the trees near me. pale-headed_rosella_sidebar (9K) “They even seemed to be showing off — one perched on a tree trunk upright like a woodpecker (see photo above). More

The Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus), is a broad-tailed parrot of the genus Platycercus native to northeastern Australia. It is a moderate-size parrot with a pale yellow head, predominantly white cheeks, scalloped black and gold back and pale blue underparts. Two subspecies are recognised, although some authorities consider it to be conspecific with the Eastern Rosella of southeastern Australia. Found in open woodland, it feeds on seeds and fruit. As with other rosellas, the Pale-headed Rosella nests in hollows of large trees. More

A fact from Pale-headed Rosella appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 13 June 2009 (check views). The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know ... that the Australian Pale-headed Rosella (pictured) is partial to seeds of the introduced Scotch Thistle and Rough Cockleburr, as well as the native River Red-gum and tea tree?" Wikipedia Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

Pale-headed Rosellas can be found along the eastern seaboard of Australia, specifically Northern Queensland, South of Cairns and Mitchell River to Southern New South Wales. They inhabit inhabit open forest areas, farmland, parks and gardens. Description: The Pale-headed Rosella averages 30 - 32 cm or 12 to 12.5 ins in length. This is a beautiful parrot with a striking color combination of a blue body and pale yellow head. More

Pale-headed Rosella Size: 30cm Habitat: Located along the eastern seaboard of Australia, inhabiting open forests, farmland, parks and gardens eating seeds, fruits, nectar and insects. Notes: Pale yellow head, wings blue and yellow and yellowish underbelly with red undertail. Breeds Spring, Summer, mates for life. For more information on Pale-headed Rosella see references. Images have been uploaded in low resolution for storage efficiency, ( they do not reflect the true image quality). Original images are high quality photographic files. More

The Pale-headed Rosella is a medium-sized, broad-tailed parrot, with a pale head and all white, or blue and white cheek patches. The underbelly is mainly blue, with red under the tail. The back is yellow with dark flecks. The female is similar, though slightly duller, with an off-white underwing stripe. There is marked geographical variation, with differences in the depth of colour and the facial patch. More

are known as the Pale-Headed Rosella, and the head and chest colour is yellow to cream instead of scarlet red. Eastern Rosella's are generally found below 1200 metre altitude. The habitat for the rosella is wooded areas, preferably scattered trees in large grassy areas such as farmlands, water courses and parks. The Eastern Rosella predominantly feeds on the ground on fallen seeds of all kinds, including grass seed, and are often seed feeding beside the road. More

Pale-headed Rosellas are seen in the Narrabri area more infrequently than Eastern Rosellas. So far, pure-bred Pale-headed Rosellas have been spotted by us only occasionally, 25 km west of Narrabri. There were some sightings in 2005, then none in 2006, but seen again in April and August 2007. We have not seen a Pale-headed Rosella yet near Narrabri that did not have an Eastern Rosella as partner. More

Did You Know?The Pale-headed Rosella usually nests in hollow tree trunks, but have also been known to use fenceposts! Species Profile Genus: Platycercus Species: adscitus Size: Adult Weight: 30cm (11.7 in) 95-120g (3.3-4.2 oz) Races including nominate: two: P.a. adscitus, P.a. palliceps Colourization Adult: P.a. More

Did You Know?The Pale-headed Rosella usually nests in hollow tree trunks, but have also been known to use fenceposts! Status in the Wild World Population: 100,000 Range: P.a. adscitus: Confined to Cape York Peninsula, N Queensland. P.a. palliceps: NE New South Wales north to NE Queensland. More

Pale-headed Rosella Photo taken at Cobbold Gorge north Queensland. More

Pale-headed Rosellas are prefer to remain in the one area, moving territory only when extremes of climate mean they have to move on. Food: Pale Headed Rosellas eat seeds and berries. They feed in the early morning and evening and may be missed whilst feeding on the ground, so good is their camouflage. More

Pale-headed Rosella has two subspecies, palliceps (eastern Queensland), known as the Blue-cheeked rosella, and adscitus (Cape York Peninsula). The Eastern Rosella is frequently considered conspecific with this species; this would add another 3 subspecies. Size - Length: 300mm which includes a 150mm tail. More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Platycercus
Species : adscitus
Authority : (Latham, 1790)