Scientific Name: Rosy Bourkes, scientifically known as Neopsephotus bourkii.
Physical Characteristics: Rosy Bourkes have a unique plumage, with dusty brown and light pink feathers and blue tail feathers. They are the only members of the Neophema family that lack green feathers. As adults, they can reach a length of 7 to 8 inches from beak to tail and weigh less than 2 ounces.
Habitat: Rosy Bourkes are native to Australia and can be found in various regions across the continent, including Queensland, New South Wales, and central, southern, and western Australia. They prefer dry habitats such as deciduous woodlands, deserts, and arid scrubs.
Behavior: Rosy Bourkes are intelligent and friendly birds, especially when hand-fed as babies. This early bonding allows them to develop strong connections with their human caretakers. They enjoy companionship and are known to ride on their owner's shoulder. They also have bursts of energy and enjoy flying around.
Lifespan: In captivity, Rosy Bourkes typically live for 15 to 20 years. However, their lifespan in the wild is unknown.