Photographer's Note

Some time ago Ian did a series on common birds of eastern Australia. Here's one I spotted 10 years ago near Pemberton in Western Australia. There is a vast desert between the east and west coasts of Australia centred on the Nullarbor (Latin for 'no trees'), which has limited many unique species such as this Western Rosella to the south west corner of Australia. Second only to South America, Australia has more species of parrots than any other continent.

"Early European settlers encountered the eastern rosella at Rose Hill, New South Wales, now Parramatta, and so they called it the Rosehill parakeet which became "Rosehiller", and eventually "rosella". (Source Wikipedia).

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16831 W: 1065 N: 36604] (167268)
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