Wildtype (natural coloured) Bourke’s parrots display a basically brown overall colouration with pink abdomen, pinkish breast & a blue rump. The legs are dark-brown, with zygodactyl toes. The bill is yellowish-brown. The adult male has a blue forehead while the adult female has a little or no blue on the forehead. The Bourke’s parrot’s feathers help the species blend in with the reddish soil of its home.