French: Perruche de Bourke German: Bourkesittich Spanish: Periquito rosado
Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
W, CS & CE Australia, from coastal Western Australia to W Queensland and W New South Wales.
19 cm; mean 39 g. Brown with dark edgings on crown, nape and cheeks; slight blue tinging on forehead; area around eyes and base of bill whitish, shading pink on chin; breast... read more
Commonest vocalization a mellow chirruping “chee-wee” or “chee-rup”. Also a slightly descending... read more
Dry Acacia scrubland, especially where mulga (A. aneura) is dominant.
Food and feeding
Seeds of grasses, especially wind grass, and of herbs, taken on ground and in bushes. Also grass shoots, and seeds of Acacia, ... read more
Generally Aug–Dec, but variable with rainfall. Nest in hollow in tree, 1–3 m up. Eggs 3–6; incubation lasts 18 days;... read more
Nomadic, often remaining in an area for many years and then disappearing.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Fairly common and apparently increasing, probably owing to the increase in stock-watering installations, although also perhaps attributable... read more
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