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Crimson rosella Platycercus elegans

Animals in our sanctuary

Date taken in

Achilles comes from VOC Geraardsbergen. He was brought in by someone who had found the animal. These types of birds are not indigenous animals; he was probably released by his previous owner or had escaped its enclosure.

Where does it feel at home?

The crimson rosella lives in the wetter areas of eastern and south-eastern Australia. These are mainly semi- and fully wooded areas.

What do they like to eat?

They like to eat grass and weed seeds, fruit, berries, nectar, pollen, insects and larvae.

Fun fact:

It is striking that this bird species is a passionate gnawer.

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