General Description

Head, neck and most of body yellow, with black mottling through the wings. Tail, shoulder and patches on cheek blue, with a red band across the top of the beak. Juveniles are duller, and more olive-green. Adult size: up to 38 cm long; wingspan to 53 cm.


The Yellow Rosella occurs on the River Murray, in areas that are wooded with River Red Gum or other dry woodlands. They are gregarious, noisy and active birds, feeding on the ground, in trees and shrubs, and can be approachable, but retreat noisily into cover if disturbed.


Southern New South Wales, Northern Victoria, South Australia.


Generally found in areas wooded with River Red Gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), or wooded farmland near red gums.

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