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The Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus), also known as the Mealy Rosella, Moreton bay Rosella or Blue Rosella, is a parrot native to eastern Australia.

Taxonomy

Pale-headed Rosella has two subspecies, palliceps (eastern Queensland), known as the Blue-cheeked rosella, and adscitus (Cape York Peninsula). The Eastern Rosella is frequently considered conspecific with this species; this would add another 3 subspecies.

Description

The Pale-headed Rosella is 30 cm long includes the 15 cm length of its tail. Its body is mostly covered in blue except for the upper breast and head which are cream-yellow, the tail which is blue-black and green and the vent which is blood red.

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