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Photo by FelixWilson
Waterworks Reserve, Hobart, October 2004
Photo by peterday
Maria Island, Tasmania, November 2021
Platycercus caledonicus


36 cm

  • Red frontal band
  • Greyish-blue cheek and chin
  • Yellow on remainder of head
  • Black mottling on nape
  • Green upperparts and tail


Tasmania and Bass Strait islands.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies caledonicus and brownii are not generally recognized[2].


A variety of forested and woodland habitats and gardens.



Their diet consists of seeds from eucalypt, myrtle and sassafras.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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