MALLEE RINGNECK FACTS
The Mallee Ringneck is a medium sized greenish . Like the other ringneck subspecies it has a distinctive yellow neck band. It has green head with reddish band across front of the head above the bill. The back is blue, with blue and green wings. The tail is broad and green and the belly is yellow. It has a pale bill and green feet. These birds are often seen in pairs or small groups.
lightly timbered areas, open eucalypt woodlands and tree-lined watercourses
feed mainly on the ground. They eat seeds, and some fruit, flowers, nectar and insects and their larvae
lay 4-6 eggs in hollows in living or dead trees.
Range includes eastern parts of Northern Territory, western and interior Queensland and other drier parts of inland eastern Australia.
|Common Name:||Mallee Ringneck|
Relatives in same Genus
Cloncurry Parrot (B. zonarius macgillivrayi)
Twenty-eight Parrot (B. zonarius semitorquatus)
Port Lincoln Parrot (B. zonarius zonarius)