crimson rosella? Yes

To: "'Graham Stephinson'" <>, "'canberrabirds chatline'" <>
Subject: crimson rosella? Yes
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 18:18:13 +1100
Curious. Yes it is clearly a juvenile Crimson Rosella. It is simple to
explain. It has a lack of the structural blue (although the blue cheeks
are odd for that aspect). This makes the otherwise normally green parts
show as yellow, and the normally mostly blue wing and tail feathers lack
the blue and thus show as mostly white with the normal amount of other
colour showing through. The red is mostly unaffected. The equivalent
alteration is common in domestic budgerigars. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Graham Stephinson  
Sent: Thursday, 1 April 2010 12:54 PM
To: canberrabirds chatline
Subject: crimson rosella?

Photos taken by Helen last spring in our garden.

Happy Easter to all.


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