Brightly coloured parakeet about 30 cm long, weighs 90-120 grams. Has red head, white cheeks, yellow-green body with black markings and blue shoulders.
To help protect our environment:
Open habitats, forests, gardens, pastures, orchards, plantations, urban areas.
Eats and destroys seeds from native plants. May act as a reservoir for Beak and Feather Disease Virus.
If you have pet rosellas, make sure they’re securely contained to avoid accidental escapes. If you are no longer able to look after your pet rosella, find someone who is prepared to give it a lifetime home, or contact a relevant pet shop or animal rescue organisation to get it rehomed. Never release a rosella into the wild – your pet may be unable to find the food and shelter it needs, and it also puts our native species at risk.
If you see an eastern rosella on Aotea/Great Barrier Island group, please report it to Auckland Council at email@example.com.