Adelaide Rosella Grief?

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Adelaide Rosella Grief?

On 26th May I noticed a dead Adelaide Rosella on the road. About 60 cm away a live Adelaide Rosella steadfastly stood apparently looking down at the dead bird. It didn't move as I drove past. 

It's difficult to resist the temptation to ascribe grieving to the Rosella but from a human view point that's what it looked like. 

I've seen Australian Magpies do this many times but this is a first for me in relation to Rosellas.

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I've seen magpie-larks do this. 

One female bird returned to it's road-kill mate for 3 consecutive days at least. 

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