Australian Ringneck
Female, back
Musk Lorikeet
Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius ssp barnardi)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Parrots (Psittaciformes)
Family: Parrot (Psittacidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Australian Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius ssp barnardi)
This Photo:     Pair, having a drink
Other name: Mallee Ringneck

Thank you Asimakis Patitsas for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Flinders Ranges, the Riverland 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 © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Mar-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)