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Old Wednesday 17th April 2019, 15:17   #1
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Mystery parrot, Australia

Taken on 25 Feb this year in Kennet River, Victoria, Australia. I thought it was a Musk Lorikeet but the face markings don't match any pics I can find. Any clues gratefully received.
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Old Wednesday 17th April 2019, 15:21   #2
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I believe it is a juvenile Crimson Rosella, they're highly variable.
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Interesting. There was an adult nearby. Thank you for your input.
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I'm also thinking Crimson Rosella .... females have a lot of dullish green, and the juveniles variable depending on age and sex.





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Old Wednesday 17th April 2019, 21:19   #5
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Crimson Rosella for sure, is it the yellow version when adult down there?
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Yes, mostly green with a little bit of red in the face and vent = juvenile Crimson Rosella of the nominate elegans subspecies.

Kennet River is in the Otways near the south coast of Victoria, the 'Yellow' Rosella, ssp. flaveolus is only along the Murray, much further north
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