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|Subject:||leucistic Crimson Rosella|
|From:||Sue Lashko <>|
|Date:||Sun, 5 Nov 2017 08:34:18 +0000|
Today while surveying for the Braidwood Landcare group, John Brannan spotted an "odd" rosella in company with an adult Crimson Rosella. They were showing considerable interest in a tree hollow. The bird looked like a paler version of a Yellow Rosella flaveolus with blue cheeks but no red frons. Afterwards, at lunch one of the property owners showed us the attached photo, taken in August about 15 km as a the crow (rosella?) flies from today's sighting. Both John and I thought that the bird we saw today was more yellow than the bird in the photo but that could be because it was taken through a window, light, camera etc. (NB: the photo was given to me as a printed version and hasn't been enhanced etc).
One other Landcare member said that he first saw one of these pale rosellas in the Braidwood area in 1998,. which raises a couple of questions?
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