Eastern RosellaPlatycercus eximius
Bird SongsEastern Rosella call
New Zealand status: Introduced
Conservation status: Introduced and Naturalised
The Eastern Rosella is a brightly coloured, broad-tailed parakeet native to south-eastern Australia. It was introduced to New Zealand in the early 1900s, and is now common over much of the North Island, with a smaller population centred on Dunedin. They typically move around the landscape in pairs or small flocks, often given away by their noisy chatter or loud, in-flight alarm call.