Hybrid Crimson/Eastern Rosellas

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Subject: Hybrid Crimson/Eastern Rosellas
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 23:57:01 +1000
I've seen 2 or 3 or thereabouts around Canberra region. I'd describe them as 
mostly like Eastern Rosellas above but with blue or partly blue cheeks and the 
red of the front and abdomen more extensive than in a usual Eastern Rosella but 
also of an untidy arrangement and a rather darker red colour than in a usual 
Eastern Rosella. Can't say I have much of a sample size as to which one they 
like to hang out with but the one I recall "hanging out" was with a normal 
Eastern Rosella.

It also just occurs to me as odd that they don't appear to show plumage close 
to that of juvenile Crimson Rosellas, only a mix of adult Crimson Rosella and 
an Eastern Rosella.


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