This parrot was never in great numbers through
its habitat and it does seem to have declined even further over the past 50 years.
As there has been no known surveys on the bird, its true state is not known.
It is not believed to be endandered at this stage, but there is some concern for its numbers. The bird is normally found in family groups of pairs, or six to eight birds in a flock.
Port Lincoln Parrot + No. 28 Parrot
Barnardius zonarius zonarius &
Barnardius zonarius semitorquatus
Probably the most confused two varieties of all our parrots. They are both known as 28s, but a closer inspection shows the major differences being the green belly of the 28 against the yellow of the Port Lincoln.
Once again a very naughty bird in orchards and in the early days was often made into Parrot Pie!