Image: O.13172 Grey Falcon with Mallee Ringneck Parrot skull
This Grey Falcon (Falco hypoleucos ) was found with the skull of a Mallee Ringneck Parrot (Barnardius zonarius barnardi) clamped onto its leg.
- Jaynia Sladek
- © Australian Museum
- Common name:
- Grey Falcon / Mallee Ringneck Parrot
- Scientific name:
- Falco hypoleucos / Barnardius zonarius barnardi
- Falconidae / Psittacidae
- Falconiformes / Psittaciformes
- Ornithology collection
This specimen was shot by a farmer in 1903 at Condobolin, New South Wales. The farmer kindly donated the specimen to us when he noticed that it had the remains of a previous meal clamped firmly to its leg.