X Breeding in the wild.
Barney Enders <>
Wed, 2 Sep 2015 06:33:18 +0000
I recently went back to Reedy Swamp at Shepparton where I photographed a
cock Yellow Rosella feeding a Crimson Rosella hen which
he had called out of the hollow they were nesting in last year, I found him
again feeding her but could not find any of last year's young around the
Is this a common occurrence and if so what are the colours of the young, do
they look like Adelaide Rosella's which can vary from very light
dark colours (Reddish- Orange) in the orchards in the Adelaide Hills ?
Do they interbreed further down the Murray or don't the Crimsons exist
further downstream ?
I have seen plenty of Crimsons and Eastern crosses and there are several
pairs of Eastern x Pale-headed crosses on the Gold Coast.
Galah X Corella used to be seen around Echuca years ago and there is a
flock of several birds of Galah x Corellas I photographed at Denmark W A
Many Major Mitchells, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos and Corella crosses can be
found in aviaries around the country including a Red-rumped X Adelaide
once bred by mistake in an aviary.
Most Neophemas x breed in aviaries which is a pity and Princess have been
crossed with Regents In W A, Red-rumped and Mulgas will breed if kept in the
aviary which often happens in Zoos etc.
Regents and Red-winged Parrots will interbreed also if housed with each
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