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Bourke's Parrot Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Neopsephotus bourkii
  • Class

    Birds
  • Order

    Psittaciformes
  • Range

    The interior regions of Australia

  • Status

    Bourke's parrots are considered a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

  • Habitat

    Scrubland and savanna

  • Niche

    Bourke's parrots forage on the ground for grasses and seeds. They are most active feeding at dusk and dawn.

  • Life History

    The species typically lives in groups of four-six individuals, although they can gather in flocks as large as 100 birds. Breeding pairs are monogamous, with the male guarding the nesting area and feeding the female as she incubates the eggs. Nesting occurs in unlined tree holes.

  • Special Adaptations

    The Bourke's parrot's feathers help the species blend in with the reddish soil of its home.

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