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rosella

(rəʊˈzɛlə)
n
(Animals) any of various Australian parrots of the genus Platycercus, such as P. elegans (crimson rosella), often kept as cage birds
[C19: probably alteration of Rose-hiller, after Rose Hill, Parramatta, near Sydney]
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Spend some time on the seat beneath the old yellow gum and watch crimson rosellas and honeyeaters in the golden wattles and listen to the distinctive call of the brown treecreeper.
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While the words introduce a character and tell the story, the images present an environment with rosellas, kangaroos and the desolation of razed farm buildings and charred tree trunks.
Parrots and rosellas streak through the air, emus bob their heads in the distance and kangaroos thump the ground as they bound away from our vehicle.
Wrth gwrs yr adar sy'n tynnu sylw yw'r cockatiels, rosellas, y parrots a'r lonikeets.
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I have carried out observational tasks, I have taken care of nesting boxes in the forest and I have specialised in the breeding of Psittacidae (lovebirds, cockatiels, rosellas...), which I have in big aviaries at home.
I threw some seed on the deck and soon there was a carpet of crimson rosellas and galahs and a couple of Sulphur-cresteds that I would normally shoof off because they chewed the railings.