Cloncurry Parrot

Barnardius Barnardi Macgillivrayi

Scientific Name

Cloncurry Parrot:  
Barnardius Barnardi Macgillivrayi

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

The Cloncurry is an Australian parrot.

Natural Habitat

The Cloncurry Parrot is widespread across mainland Australia but tends toward open scrub forests, semi-arid woodlands and farms.

Physical Characteristics

  • 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.

Quick Facts

  1. Cloncurry Parrots are the smallest of the Australian Ring-necked parrots.

  2. Cloncurry Parrots are usually found in pairs or small groups.

  3. Their flight is similar to Rosella when moving from tree to tree. It flies down near the ground before gliding up to higher branches.



Conservation Status

Least Concern: The Cloncurry Parrot is common or abundant and is likely to survive in the wild.

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Cloncurry Parrot’s diet consists of grass seeds, plant material, fruits, berries, flowers, buds, insects and their larvae. In human care they eat Zupreem fruit blend, leafy greens, and a variety of vegetables.