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Crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans) eating silver birch catkins

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Crimson rosella, a shy bird

We hear rosellas far more often than we see them. There's heaps of food high up amongst foliage: eucalypt flowers, acorns and insects. They do come down for nectarines, but always fly off quickly if a human is seen. On this occasion, though, the taste of the catkins must've been too good to pass up and the bird stayed where it was for fully five minutes!