Bourke's Parrot

Zoo Location: Desert House
 Bourke's Parrot
Habitat

The Bourke's parrot is native to Australia.

Wild Diet

They eat a combination of seeds, grain, nuts, and grasses.

Behaviour

This parrot is a nomadic species that is most active at dusk and dawn. Their feathers help them blend in with the reddish soil.

Breeding

During nesting season males are highly territorial. 3 to 6 eggs will hatch after 2.5 weeks and chicks will fledge after 4 months.

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Neopsephotus bourkii
  • Class: Birds
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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