Parrots

338 species

Psittacidae or parrots is one of three families of true parrots. These are some of the most iconic birds in the world. They occur in tropical and subtropical zones and inhabit Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean islands, sub-Saharan Africa, the island of Madagascar, the Arabian Peninsula, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceania. Two parrots, one extinct and the other extirpated, formerly inhabited North America. True parrots are colourful flighted (with a few notable exceptions) hook-billed, mostly herbivorous birds that include macaws, conures, lorikeets, eclectus, Amazon parrots, grey parrot, and budgerigar. True parrots have a large cranial capacity and are one of the most intelligent bird groups. They are good fliers and skillful climbers on branches of trees. Some species can imitate the human voice and other sounds, although they do not have vocal cords - instead possessing a vocal organ at the base of the trachea known as the syrinx.
Psittacidae or parrots is one of three families of true parrots. These are some of the most iconic birds in the world. They occur in tropical and subtropical zones and inhabit Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean islands, sub-Saharan Africa, the island of Madagascar, the Arabian Peninsula, Southeast Asia, Australia, and Oceania. Two parrots, one extinct and the other extirpated, formerly inhabited North America. True parrots are colourful flighted (with a few notable exceptions) hook-billed, mostly herbivorous birds that include macaws, conures, lorikeets, eclectus, Amazon parrots, grey parrot, and budgerigar. True parrots have a large cranial capacity and are one of the most intelligent bird groups. They are good fliers and skillful climbers on branches of trees. Some species can imitate the human voice and other sounds, although they do not have vocal cords - instead possessing a vocal organ at the base of the trachea known as the syrinx.