|Opaline Bourkes with pink eyes. Cousins from 2011.|
|One of my favorite birds. Notice yellow at end of wings.|
Rump, where blue is often present, it's yellow.
Even without nest boxes up, most of my hens are displaying right now. However, the males they've bred with before are ignoring them. I believe this is because Bourke males typically enter a nest box (or hollow tree) first to be certain it is safe for their mate. Without a nest box present, they are less interested in attempting to start a family.
Personally, I am overjoyed watching baby Bourkes hatch, begin to grow and feather out. With a lutino and a rosy, all their offspring should be lovely birds.