J. F. Gmelin, 1788,
New South Wales, Australia.
Form flaveolus often regarded as separate species (as in HBW), but, despite great distinctiveness (extensive yellow vs red plumage: score 4) and broad hybrid zone (score 1), it is here recombined as race of present species following reconsideration of published information#R#R; moreover, form adelaidae, treated in HBW as separate species with race subadelaidae, here accepted as intergrade between subadelaidae and fleurieuensis. Races filewoodi and fleurieuensis not recognized in HBW, but reinstated here as recommended#R. Hybrids of present species with P. adscitus were originally thought to be a separate species, “P. mastersianus” (Masters’s Rosella)#R. Seven subspecies recognized.
Introduced (probably nominate race) to Norfolk I and New Zealand.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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