Western Slopes Rosella

Posted by Jan Wegener on Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:38 am

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These two birds are natural hybrids between Crimson and Yellow Rosellas and only occur in a small area in northeastern Victoria and New South Wales. Only very few books mention them. There are similar hybrids called Adelaide Rosellas, but they occur about 1000km further west.
There's two forms, orangy-yellow birds and predominantly red coloured birds, you can see both in my image. 
No two birds look alike and I have been focusing on documenting lots of variations :) 
Quite fascinating what nature does...

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by Karl Egressy on Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:00 am
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Interesting story, beautiful image.

by Denis55 on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:07 am
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Gorgeous representation of these variations,Jan!

by Biplab Adhikary on Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:04 pm
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The picture perfect!!

by Dorian Anderson on Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:05 pm
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Great info, better shot!

by Ron Day on Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:29 pm
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Documentation of the varations sounds like a worthy project. This pair is stunning with beautiful color!

by sirianul on Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:03 pm
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Unreal beauty, fantastic picture.

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by c.w. moynihan on Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:56 pm
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They look painted. Stunner image !

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by Debapratim Saha on Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:46 am
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Nice info and Great image Jan...Congrats!!

by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:15 am
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Great setting and beautiful plumages, I didn't know this hybrid form exists.
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by James Vellozzi on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:56 am
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Great looking birds and well composed
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by LynnS on Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:22 pm
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Jan, such beautifully posed and colorful birds, along with splendid perch and BG!  Appreciated the write-up, so interesting to have these for your avail and documentation.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:29 pm
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Couldn't be sweeter! Beautiful image.
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by Tim Zurowski on Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:39 pm
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Really nice Jan. great to get both hybrids on the same perch.
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