Hatch date: 2006
Native to south-eastern Australia and parts of Tasmania, this colourful little parrot occurs in open forest, plains and woodlands and has been known to wander into public parks and gardens. Considered an invasive species in New Zealand, you can find feral populations of released pets on the North Island, the hills of Dunedin and the South Islands.
Did you know...
That Eastern Rosellas have been observed eating charcoal in the wild. Scientists believe that eating charcoal helps rosellas protect themselves against mild toxins found in many of the plants that they consume.
Eastern rosellas are also known as the Golden-mantled Rosella and the White-cheeked Rosella