The Barnardius genus include a single species – the Australian Ringneck – with several subspecies. As the name implies it is endemic to Australia. They are characterised by a yellow ring around the neck.

In captivity they have a tendency to becoming overweight so a low fat diet should be provided; sunflower seed should be avoided or kept to a minimum. A diet based on pellets supplemented with various fruit and vegetables is recommended.

They are not sensible to cold weather and can tolerate temperatures down to -4°C  (25°F ) for short periods without problems.


Barnardius zonarius
Australian Ringneck

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