This pair of rosellas are currently tending a nesting hollow, in one of the elms in our street.
Can you spot what’s not quite right?
The bird on the left is clearly an adult Crimson Rosella, while its partner has a mix of Eastern and Crimson Rosella features. It’s not unusual for the two species to interbreed, especially where their preferred habitats intersect. The Eastern Rosella likes open country, while the Crimson Rosella tends to be found in denser woodland and forest. Townships, such as Newstead, are often a zone of overlap for these beautiful parrots.