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Port Lincoln Parrot  -  Barnardius zonarius zonarius
Australian Ringneck
Australian Ringneck, subspecies zonarius - "Port Lincoln Parrot" - bright green with brown-black head, dark blue cheeks. No red frontal band. Yellow collar and belly, light green under tail.
Australian Ringneck Australian Ringneck
Australian Ringneck, subspecies zonarius - "Port Lincoln Parrot" - bright green with brown-black head, dark blue cheeks. No red frontal band. Yellow collar and belly, light green undertail. Found Northern Territory, western and central South Australia, Western Australia except the south-west.
map map The Port Lincoln Parrot - Barnardius zonarius zonarius - is one of several subspecies of the Australian Parrot - Barnardius zonarius, each with a different local name. Subspecies differ in appearance, calls and other details including preferred habitat. All versions are mainly green with a yellow collar and long, tapering tails. There is hybridisation along the boundary between subspecies so characteristics are spread across boundaries. Reaches 34 to 38 centimetres in length.

zonarius- "Port Lincoln Parrot" has a black head, dark blue cheeks, bright yellow belly and deep green chest. Blue in wings and tail. Found in Northern Territory, central and western South Australia, southern two-thirds of Western Australia, except the south-west. Often feeds on the ground on native seeds and plants or on spilled grain in paddocks. Lives in drier regions including woodlands, mallee, mulga, spinifex, especially tree-lined watercourses, roadsides and farm trees. Thrives on farmlands in Western Australian wheat belt. Common the east, abundant in the Western Australia.

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