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Includes: Yellow Rosella, Adelaide Rosella
Yellow Rosella is pale yellow-green mottled with black backs, which are olive green in juveniles.
Introduced to New Zealand.
Six subspecies are recognised by Clements:
flaveolus, subadelaidae and adelaidae were sometimes considered to be separate species but are now commonly lumped in this species.
Coastal and mountain euclypt and wet forest.
They nest in a tree hollow, lined with wood shavings and dust. The 4-8 white eggs are incubated by the female for about 20 days; both sexes care for the young. The young fledge after about 35 days, but depend on their parents for a further 35 days.
They eat the seeds of various trees, including native pines, blue fig, acacia and eucalypts.
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