The green rosella has dark green upperparts with black mottling, yellow (adults) or duller yellow-green (juveniles) head, neck and underparts, a red forehead and blue cheek-patches. The rump is olive-yellow, and the shoulder, wing edges and tail edges are blue. The female is greener and duller than the male. The green rosella (King Island) is not clearly distinguishable (morphologically) from the other subspecies.
Green Rosella (King Island) |
Platycercus caledonicus brownii
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Platycercus caledonicus brownii
In the remaining vegetation; inappropriate fire frequencies are the main threat; with frequent fires limiting habitat regeneration and affecting hollow availability.