Port Lincoln Ringneck Parrot

The Port Lincoln Ringneck Parrot (Barnardius zonarius zonarius) is a medium-sized bird in the Psittaculidae family of broad-tailed parrots, related to the Rosellas. It is a sub-species of the Australian Ringneck Parrot.

The Port Lincoln Ringneck Parrot is mainly green. It has a yellow ring around the back of its neck. It has a dull-black head, back and rump. Its throat and chest are bluish-green. Its wings are brilliant green and its tail is blue and green. It has a beige beak and beige legs.

Port Lincoln Ringneck Parrot

It grows to about 33 centimetres (11 inches) tall.

It is native to Australia, specifically in the Port Lincoln area of South Australia, and as far north as Alice Springs. It is highly adaptive to a range of habitats, except extreme tropical and highland areas.

The Port Lincoln Ringneck Parrot is diurnal, active during the day. It likes eucalypt woodlands near water. 

It eats seeds, nectar, fruit, and insects. 

The Port Lincoln Ringneck Parrot makes a nest in the hollow of a tree trunk. The female lays 4-5 eggs.

Port Lincoln Ringneck Parrot
Port Lincoln Ringneck Parrot

Location of photograph: Port Lincoln, South Australia

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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