Cloncurry Parrot: Barnardius Barnardi Macgillivrayi
Distribution and Habitat
The Cloncurry is an Australian parrot.
The Cloncurry Parrot is widespread across mainland Australia but tends toward open scrub forests, semi-arid woodlands and farms.
The Cloncurry is the smallest of the Australian Ring- necks, averaging 13 inches in length and weighing about 5 ounces. It is predominantly pale green in color with some yellow mottling and red and blue markings on the head and back. They have a long tail and a distinctive yellow ring behind the neck. Females tend to be less colorful and smaller. Their feet and legs are grey-brown. Their life expectancy is 15 years.
Cloncurry Parrots are the smallest of the Australian Ring-necked parrots.
Cloncurry Parrots are usually found in pairs or small groups.
Their flight is similar to Rosella when moving from tree to tree. It flies down near the ground before gliding up to higher branches.