Bourke's parrot in exhibit

Bourke’s Parrot

Scientific Name
Neophema bourkii
Interior regions of Australia
Scrublands and savannas
Estimated Wild Population
Bourke's parrot in exhibit Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern

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Bourke’s parrots have a pink chest and blue wings. Males are larger than females and have a colored band over their face. These birds typically live in groups of four to six individuals, although they sometimes gather in flocks of up to 100. Breeding pairs are monogamous, with the male guarding the nesting area and feeding the female as she incubates their eggs. Nesting occurs in unlined tree holes.

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Bourke’s parrots are small parakeets that can reach up to nine inches in length.

They feed most actively at dusk and dawn, foraging on the ground for grasses and seeds.

Their feathers help them blend into the red-tinted soil of interior Australia.

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