Our fourth bird species in the Birdorable Bonanza is the Twenty-eight Parrot, a sub-species of the Australian Ringneck. Twenty Eight Parrot by Stephen... Read more »
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 & Statistics
The Australian Ringneck is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.