Australian Ringneck
Male, front, foraging
Ellura
Australian Ringneck
Male, profile
 
    
Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius ssp barnardi)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Parrots (Psittaciformes)
Family: Parrot (Psittaculidae)
Species: Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius ssp barnardi)
This Photo:     Male, profile
Other name: Mallee Ringneck

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Ours are the "Mallee Race"
When flying away they are an iridescent display of vivid green and black tips.
Have a variable width yellow band around their necks. Starts quite thick near the ear to very thin on the back.
Beautiful array of deep blues and iridescent greens, with splashes of red & yellow thrown in for good measure.
The males have a much deeper blue back than the females. The male's green areas tend to be more lime green as well; but this is not easy to see.

Copyright © 2009- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Oct-2009
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)