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Bourke's Parrot

(Neopsephotus bourkii)
Alternate name(s): "Bourke's Grass-parrot", "Pink-bellied Parrot", "Sundown Parrot";
MISNOMER: "Night Parrot*"

Size: 19-22 cm
Weight: 40-50 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Bourke's Parrot at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Near-frontal view of a male Bourke's Parrot; note the pink underparts and the blue on the forehead (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, QLD, August 2018]

Near-lateral view of a male Bourke's Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, QLD, August 2018]

Full-frontal view of a (junior?) male Bourke's Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, QLD, August 2018]

Near-frontal view of a (junior?) male Bourke's Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, QLD, August 2018]

Near-frontal view of a (junior?) male Bourke's Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, QLD, August 2018]

Lateral view of a (junior?) male Bourke's Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, QLD, August 2018]

Lateral view of a male Bourke's Parrot, taken in captivity; note the blue on forehead, shoulders and flight feathers (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)

FEMALE

Lateral view of an female Bourke's Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, QLD, August 2018]

Lateral view of a female Bourke's Parrot; note the dull colours and the pale bill (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, QLD, August 2018]

Lateral view of a female Bourke's Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, QLD, August 2018]

Near-dorsal view of an female Bourke's Parrot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, QLD, August 2018]

Sex unknown

Dorsal view of a Bourke's Parrot, with a second in the background (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Bowra Station, near Cunnamulla, QLD, August 2018]

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