A deviant Crimson Rosella

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Subject: A deviant Crimson Rosella
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2019 06:14:29 +0000

Just on the photo, I would suggest it is a hybrid Eastern/Crimson Rosella, rather than a “deviant”. It does show rather more Crimson type plumage than most hybrids but even so is not overly unusual for the hybrid type. Maybe it is a second generation hybrid as in child of a Crimson Rosella and a first generation hybrid Eastern/Crimson Rosella.




From: Robin Eckermann [
Sent: Sunday, 1 September, 2019 3:52 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] A deviant Crimson Rosella


This fellow - first posted to the chatline about a year ago - has become a regular visitor to our garden - most likely nesting nearby with its partner.

Deviant Crimson Rosella

(Click on thumbnail for higher res image)

A theory floated at the time was that the yellow colour was symptomatic of a pigment deficiency.



Regards ... Robin
Phone: 02-6161-6161 (w) 0418-630-555 (m)

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