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Ringnecked Parrot (Mallee form)

Platycercus zonarius - race barnardi

Description:

34-38cm Long tailed green parrotnwith yellow ring on hindneck. Four forms occur with areas of intergradation. Mallee form has green head, indigo back with a red patch on forhead.

Habitat:

Mallee form of the ringneck parrot found in eucalypt and mulga east and northeast of Flinder's Ranges to about Windorah Qld.

Notes:

We were in a free camp near Cobar and these beautiful birds visited us.

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6 Comments

KerryHawkins
KerryHawkins 9 years ago

No problem Kram. Hopefully I can find some more parrots in my photos .

Kram
Kram 9 years ago

Great find. Thanks for joining the mission!

KerryHawkins
KerryHawkins 9 years ago

Thanks Leanne. It was the first time I had spotted this particular form of ringneck, so was quite excited.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Great spotting Kerry! What lovely birds :)

KerryHawkins
KerryHawkins 9 years ago

Thankyou Luis. I love photography and birds. Glad when thry come together. Sometimes the subject doesn't play along, this time they did.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Nice series!

KerryHawkins
Spotted by
KerryHawkins

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jul 12, 2012
Submitted on Mar 11, 2013

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