Grass Parrots


the bourke's parrakeet

neopsephotus bourkii

la perruche de bourke




Length 21cm, weight 42 / 50 g

The difference between male and female is not obvious at first sight. The male generally has a blue stripe above the beak, extended over and beyond the eye, but it can vary in size and intensity from one to another. On extended wings the male shows more blue than the female.




photos A.Campagne

The female colour is a bit duller she doesn’t have the blue stripe and has more white on the face, she usually has a wing bar and less pink on underparts of body.


The immatures look similar to the female with less pink on the belly. They are in adult colour between eight to nine months.





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