X Breeding in the wild.

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Subject: X Breeding in the wild.
From: Barney Enders <>
Date: 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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