Native to mainland Australian states, except for extreme north, tropical and
highland areas, the species has adapted to a variety of habitats, ranging from
forest, through to scrub and farmland, as well as semi-arid areas. Previously
grouped as 2 or 4 separate species, all the parrots with the distinctive yellow
ringneck hind-collar are races of a single species.
The races of Australian
Ringnecks, all have their own locally common names and may be named differently
in different parts of the country. The Australian Ringnecks differ not only in
appearance, but in their calls and other details.
The following images of
Australian Ringneck are sometimes known as the Port Lincoln Parrot
(Barnardius zonarius zonarius).