Story: Birdwatching

Eastern rosella

Eastern rosella

Eastern rosellas are natives of eastern Australia, brought to New Zealand as caged pets. But escaped birds have formed populations in Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington and they are now quite common in parts of the North Island. This virgilia tree in Wadestown, Wellington is visited by a small flock each year during flowering.

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Gordon Ell, 'Birdwatching - Birdwatching in town and bush', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Gordon Ell, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015