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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Photograph by Christina Troup
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