Eastern Rosella (Platycercus Eximius), is a species of the genus rosellas.
It is native to southeastern Australia and Tasmania. It has been introduced to New Zealand, where wild populations are found in the northern part especially in the northern half of the island and around the Hutt Valley.
Even in the hills around Dunedin on the South Island. Eastern Rosella is spread around the world as a popular caged bird.
An Eastern Rosella can live to be between 15-20 years old.
In nature Rosellas lives near rivers and streams, they are incredibly curious and skilled aviators.
Their diet consists of grass, seeds, fruits, flowers, insects and larvae. Eastern Rosella are 30-32 cm long, it has red head with white cheeks. The beak is white and the iris is brown.
Upper breast is red and so is the head, lower part of the chest and abdomen is yellow, becoming light green against the rump.
The feathers in the back and shoulders are black, and have yellowish or greenish elements.It has four toes, two pointing forward and two pointing bakåt. The spieces can be about 30 cm.
The weight of the range from about 95-120 g. It lays about 4-8 eggs and incubation lasts for about 19-21 days.
The legs are gray and the tail is black.
Juveniles have a yellow beak, paler and duller plumage speckled with green and red head and neck.
The young males have a bit redder head than the females. But from experience, this is not a sure sign that the sex right! It is also developed a variant called pastel where both sexes are paler in color.
Safest is to DNA test so you either sell or buy a pig in a poke.
Eastern Rosella is available in a variety of colors!