Bourke’s Parakeet

Neopsephotus bourkii

Though they nest in trees, Bourke’s parakeets are often called “grass parrots” because they spend much of their time on the ground. Escaping the heat of the day, Bourke’s parakeets forage for seeds at dawn and dusk. Usually in pairs or small groups, hundreds of parakeets converge at waterholes during the dry season.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: 7.5 in
weightWeight: 1.2 oz
life expectancyLife Expectancy: Up to 10 yrs
habitatHabitat: Scrubland
dietDiet: Seeds