Yellow head, neck and underparts
Blue cheek patch
Red frontal band above the beak
Long, green tail with blue outer feathers
Blue shoulder patch on wings
Dark brown eyes
Grey bill and legs
- may have orange-red hue on the front of the neck
- smaller beak than the male
- dull yellow-green head and underparts
- dull green upperparts
The Green Rosella is one of twelve species of birds that are
endemic to Tasmania. This means they are found nowhere else on earth.
Another prolific bird on Maria Island is the Green Rosella. Their high, ringing calls could be heard most of the day as groups of them cavorted in the trees. I have just read that a group of parrots is called a pandemonium. No need to ask how that came about!
Learn more about the Green Rosella.