Platycercus elegans

Crimson Rosella at Canberra Central, ACT

Platycercus elegans at Canberra Central, ACT - 12 Oct 2023
Platycercus elegans at Canberra Central, ACT - 12 Oct 2023
Platycercus elegans at Canberra Central, ACT - 12 Oct 2023
Platycercus elegans at Canberra Central, ACT - 12 Oct 2023
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Platycercus elegans 12 Oct 2023 Liam.m
Platycercus elegans 12 Oct 2023 CarbonAI
Platycercus elegans 12 Oct 2023 AlisonMilton

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While there were at least Four Crimson Rosellas in the area, this one spent at least half an hour trying to chew the bark inside and outside of this hollow, in which Spotted Pardalotes were feeding chicks. It eventually gave up but came back with its mate and checked out a couple of other hollows before leaving again.

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