A rosella is one of 5-8 species of colorful Australian parrots in the genus Platycercus. Platycercus means "broad-" or "flat-tailed", reflecting a feature common to the rosellas and other members of the broad-tailed parrot tribe. Their diet consists mainly of seeds and fruit.
|Common and binomial names||Photograph||Description||Range|
|30cm long, red from the head to the breast with white or beige-yellow cheeks, blue and green patterned wings with males being slightly larger and having a more vibrant yellow cheek colouring. Their bills are a grey||Southwest Australia|
|36 cm long, five subspecies, three of which are actually crimson. The red is replaced by yellow in the case of var. flaveolus and a mixture of red, orange and yellow in the Adelaide Rosella.||East and Southeast Australia, Tasmania|
|36 cm (14 in) long, yellow head and underparts with blue cheeks and red frontal band above the bill. The feathers of the back and wings are black with green margins, rump olive and the tail green with blue borders. The lateral wing feathers are pale blue. The bill pale tan-grey.||Tasmania|
|30 cm long, mostly covered in blue except for the upper breast and head which are cream-yellow, the tail is blue-black and green, and an area around the vent is red. Two subspecies.||Eastern Australia|
|30 cm long, red head, red upper breast and white cheeks. The rest of the breast is yellow becoming more greenish toward the abdomen. The feathers of the back and shoulders are black with yellowish margins, giving rise to a scalloped appearance. The wings and lateral tail feathers are bluish while the rest of the tail is dark green.||Australia and Tasmania. Introduced to New Zealand where feral populations are found in the North Island|
|28 cm long, forehead, crown and nape are black in colour with white-on-blue cheek-patches. The back and wing feathers are blackish with yellow borders, while the feathers of the belly, chest and rump are pale yellow with black borders giving rise to a scalloped appearance, tail is bluish green. The bill is pale grey.||The Northern Rosella is found from the Gulf of Carpentaria, through Arnhem Land to the Kimberleys in open savannah country, Australia.|