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The Bourke’s Parrot (Neopsephotus bourkii) is the only species in its genus, Neopsephotus. It was re-classified from Neophema bourkii.
Endemic to Australia, it is thought to be a nomadic bird in the wild. The Bourke’s Parrot habitat is across arid and semi-arid areas of the inland Australia. They are found in mulga and other acacia scrubs, as well as in native cypress and open eucalypt woodlands.
A small parrot, it has a grey-brown above, pinkish below appearance and has white around the eyes. The male has a blue colour on the forehead, and is blue also on the bend of the wing, and a lighter shade of blue on the flanks, side of rump and under the tail. The female bird is similar in colour, but duller.
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- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Order: Psittaciformes
- Family: Psittaculidae
- Genus: Neopsephotus
- Species: N. bourkii
- Binomial name: Neopsephotus bourkii
- Synonyms: Neophema bourkii