PORT LINCOLN PARROT FACTS
The Port Lincoln Parrot is one of the four subspecies of the Australian Ringneck parrot. It is mainly green with a black head. It has yellow on back of neck and yellow on underside. The bill is pale colour. Immature birds are duller with brown head. It is similar to the Twenty-eight Parrott but more yellow on the belly, and does not have a red patch above the bill.
Western Ringneck, Australian Ringneck
found in a variety of habitats including wet coastal forests and woodlands, mallee and mulga scrub, roadsides, farmlands
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.
Widespread in western half of Australia, most of Western Australia, western and central parts of South Australia and Northern Territory. Not found in the far tropical north
The Twenty Eight Parrot is named after the sound of its call
|Common Name:||Port Lincoln Parrot|
Relatives in same Genus
Mallee Ringneck (B. zonarius bernardi)
Cloncurry Parrot (B. zonarius macgillivrayi)
Twenty-eight Parrot (B. zonarius semitorquatus)