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Platycercus elegans

Crimson Rosella at suppressed

Platycercus elegans at suppressed - 1 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Platycercus elegans 25 Dec 2020 Liam.m

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I’ve been watching this nest ever since it was first being inspected by a pair of Eastern Rosellas. I observed them courting, and over the weeks observed the male feed the female within the nest as she incubated the eggs. A few weeks ago, I went to check back on the nest, and to my surprise saw 4 chicks poking their heads out, and as if to further astound me, there was 3 crimson chicks and 1 eastern chick. I have since observed a pair of crimsons come and go regularly, but the chicks have since left the nest with the eastern pair, and I haven’t seen any of them since. Any comments on this, or theories as to what happened ?

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 6 Abundance
  • 1 Dec 2020 05:26 PM Recorded on
  • Liam.m Recorded by

Additional information

  • True Nesting site
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