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About the Australian Ringneck

Also known as: Port Lincoln Ringneck, Ringneck Parrot, Mallee Ringneck

The Australian Ringneck is a beautiful species of parrot native to Australia. The species has four distinct subspecies: Twenty-eight Parrot; Port Lincoln Parrot; Cloncurry Parrot; and Mallee Ringneck.

Twenty-eight Parrots live in southwestern forests of coastal and subcoastal Western Australia.

The Twenty-eight Parrot is named for its call! It sounds like it is shouting out "twenty-eight" when it calls.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 21 November 2011
Scientific Name Barnardius zonarius
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psi
  • Barnardius
  • B. zonarius
Birdorable Family Parrots & Parakeets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 January 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
11 inches
Range Australia and New Zealand

International Names

  • 黑头环颈鹦鹉 (Chinese)
  • papoušek límcový (Czech)
  • Ringparakit (Danish)
  • Port Lincolnparkiet (Dutch)
  • isosepelkaija (Finnish)
  • Perruche à collier jaune (French)
  • Ringsittich (German)
  • Pappagallo di Port Lincoln (Italian)
  • マキエゴシキインコ (makiegoshikiinko) (Japanese)
  • Svarthodeparakitt (Norwegian)
  • rozella czarnoglowa (Polish)
  • Воротничковый попугай (Russian)
  • Perico de Port Lincoln (Spanish)
  • Port Lincolnparakit (Swedish)

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