• Jan 14, 2020

 Zheltoshcheky rosella

Zheltoshcheky rosella ( Platycercus icterotis )

Group
Popugayeobraznye's
Family
Popugayevye's
Sort
of the Rosella

APPEARANCE

the Long-tailed parrot of the average size with a length of body up to 26 cm and up to 80 гр. Coloring is quite bright, primary color blood-red, cheeks yellow, wings black with yellow and green bordering. Shoulders, swing feathers and tail blue. The female has some differences in coloring — it more pale, a basis a body color red-brown, cheeks of a gray-yellow color.

Is known 2 subspecies of a zheltoshcheky rosella differing from each other in coloring elements.

Life expectancy at due leaving up to 25 years.

the AREA of DWELLING AND LIFE IN the NATURE

the Look lives in the south, the East and the West of Australia and also on adjacent islands. Prefer the eucalyptus woods, thickets along coast of the rivers. Is drawn towards agrolandscapes — agricultural grounds, parks, gardens, sometimes the cities. Usually keep in couples or small groups. Look rather silent and not timid. At Alicia of a large number of food, can gather in numerous packs.

Eat seeds of herbs, greens, berries, fruits, kidneys, flowers and Neckar. Sometimes include in a diet of insects and their larvae.

REPRODUCTION

the Nested season falls on August — December. Birds prefer nests in trunks trees, can bring baby birds in crevices of rocks and other suitable places. In a laying usually 5 — 8 eggs, the female hatches about 19 days only them. The male all this time protects it from competitors and feeds. Baby birds leave a nest at the age of about 5 weeks. And a few weeks more keep about parents, and those feed up them.

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