Australian Ringneck

Australian Ringneck - Barnardius zonarius


Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Vic.:  2016: 
Ormiston Gorge, N.T.:  2016:  July. 
Flinders Ranges N.P., S.A.:  2016:  September.


The Australian Ringneck is a group of 4 sub-species, and the above image is the nominate race, which is a bird of mostly inland central and western Australia.

The sub-species of the east is barnardi, and the birds below were seen in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park in north western Victoria.

The sub-species senitorquatus occurs in southern W.A.  The bird below isn't showing the slight red feathering above the bill though.  They are popularly known as 28s from their call, although I can't say that it sounded particularly like that to me!  They are quite vocal though.

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