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Eastern Rosella

Eastern Rosella (Image ID 45248)
Photographed byMichael Hamel-Green on Sun 7th Mar, 2021 and uploaded on Mon 8th Mar, 2021 .
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Viewed110
ID45248
CommentThis Eastern Rosella was sighted in our local park feasting on the fluffy white seeds of Milk Thistle (Sonchus Oleraceus), a very common weed but obviously one that has a food role for Easterns. Hopefully, Council weed controllers are aware of this before they spray chemicals on such weeds. The intense deep colours of the Rosella are suggestive of a male. As I watched, he made very dexterous use of his right claw to hold the thistle stem steady as he devoured the seeds, getting fluff all over his beak.
EquipmentNikonZ7ii Nikon 300mm f4 PF TC1.4
420mm
ISO 1250
1/640th f7.1
LocationCoburg Lake Reserve, Coburg, Victoria
Keywordsmale, feeding/with prey, adult
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