Crimson Rosella

The crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans) is a medium-sized parrot native to eastern and southeastern Australia, typically found in mountain forests and gardens. They are about 36 cm long, mostly tail. Juveniles are greenish-olive, turning red as they mature, with blue cheeks, black-scalloped, blue-margined wings, and predominantly blue tails with red bodies. Satin bowerbirds favor their blue tail feathers for decoration. They have pale grey bills and dark brown irises. Males are up to 15% larger with wider beaks.

Likelihood to see them: Common.

Where to see them: All round Bimbi Park.

Time: Sunrise and most of the day.