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  Cloncurry Parrot (Barnardius zonarius macgillivrayi)





Cloncurry Parrot | Barnardius zonarius macgillivrayi photo
Cloncurry Parrot, Buffalo Zoo

Image by Dave Pape - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)



CLONCURRY PARROT FACTS

Description
The Cloncurry Parrot is a subspecies of the Australian Ringneck. It is mainly on the back, wings and tail. The head has green top and some turquoise on the face. It has a yellow ring on back of the neck similar to other subspecies. The chest is green and belly is yellow.

Other Names
Australian Ringneck

Size
35-40cm

Habitat
open woodland, trees along rivers and waterways

Food
seeds, fruit, insects and other invertebrates, nectar

Breeding
lay 4-6 eggs in hollow tree.

Range
found in north west Queensland around Cloncurry and adjacent area across Northern Territory border



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Psittaciformes
Family:Psittacidae
Genus:Barnardius
Species:zonarius macgillivrayi
Common Name:Cloncurry Parrot

Relatives in same Genus
  Mallee Ringneck (B. zonarius bernardi)
  Twenty-eight Parrot (B. zonarius semitorquatus)
  Port Lincoln Parrot (B. zonarius zonarius)