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Bourke's Parrot (Neopsephotus bourkii) - Wiki

Bourke's Parrot
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Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Platycercinae
Tribe: Neophemini
Synonyms: Neophema bourkii

[Photo] Picture of a bourke's parrot (Neophema bourkii). Photo by Ljosa. License: public domain.

The Bourke's Parrot (Neopsephotus bourkii, formerly known as Neophema bourkii), also known as the Bourke's Parakeet or "Bourkie", is a small parrot originating in Australia and the only species in its genus Neopsephotus. This species is sometimes placed in the genus Neophema and there is an ongoing discussion about the proper taxonomic placement of this species. It is a grass parrot approximately 19 cm long and weighing around 35 grams.

Wildtype (natural coloured) Bourke's Parakeet display a basically brown overall colouration with pink abdomen, pinkish breast & a blue rump. The legs are dark-brown, with zygodactyl toes. The bill is yellowish-brown. Adult males have blue brows while adult hens have white brows.

This bird is named after General Sir Richard Bourke, Governor of New South Wales from 1831 to 1837.

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