Bourke's Parrot

About the Bourke's Parrot

Also known as: Bourke's Parakeet, Bourkie, Bourke Parakeet, Bourke Grass Keet, Rosey Borke, Rosy Bourke

The Bourke's Parrot is a small parrot native to Australia. It is the only species in its genus - Neopsephotus. They are sometimes placed in the genus Neophema; today there is ongoing discussion among experts regarding the proper taxonomic placement of the Bourke's Parrot. It is a grass parrot - indeed one of its alternate names is "Bourke Grass Keet." The name comes from General Sir Richard Bourke, Governor of New South Wales during the 1830's. They have buffy brown bodies with rosy-pink breasts and blue rumps.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 11 March 2010
Scientific Name
Neopsephotus bourkii
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittacidae
  • Neopsephotus
  • N. bourkii
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
7.5 inches
1.6 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 伯氏鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) Neoféma Bourkova
Danish (Dansk) Bourkes Parakit
Dutch (Nederlands) Bourke-parkiet
Finnish (Suomi) Paimenruohokaija
French (Français) Perruche de Bourke
German (Deutsch) Bourkesittich
Italian (Italiano) Parrocchetto di Bourke
Japanese (日本語) アキクサインコ (Akikusainko)
Norwegian (Norsk) Bourkesparakitt
Polish (Polski) Lakówka Liliowa
Russian (русский язык) Розовобрюхий травяной попугайчик
Spanish (Español) Periquito Rosado
Swedish (Svenska) Bourkes parakit
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