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Rosella

A rosella is one of five to eight species of colorful Australian parrots in the genus Platycercus. Platycercus means "broad-tailed" or "flat-tailed", reflecting a feature common to the rosellas and other members of the broad-tailed parrot tribe. Their diet is mainly seeds and fruit.Ranging in size from 26?37 cm (10?14.5 in), rosellas are medium-sized parrots with long tails.[2][2] The feathers on their backs show an obvious scalloping appearance with colouring that differs between the species.[2] All species have distinctive cheek patches.[2] Sexual dimorphism is absent or slight - males and females generally have similar plumage, apart from the Western Rosella.[3] The juveniles of the blue-cheeked species, and Western Rosella, all have a distinctive green-based plumage, while immature plumage of the white-cheeked species is merely a duller version of the adults.
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