Parrot (Animal)

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Parrots are members of the order Psittaciformes, which includes more than 350 bird species, including parakeets, macaws, cockatiels and cockatoos, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). Though there are many types of parrots, all parrot species have a few traits in common. For example, to be classified as a parrot, the bird must have a curved beak, and its feet must be zygodactyl, which means there are four toes on each foot with two toes that point forward and two that point backward.[1] - science
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  • Subfamily:

    Cacatuoidea (cockatoos),Psittacoidea (true parrots)

  • Clutch size:

    Hyacinth macaw: 1 – 4

  • Lifespan:

    Hyacinth macaw: 50 years, Kakapo: 95 years

  • Mass:

    Hyacinth macaw: 1.2 – 1.7 kg, Kakapo: 2 – 4 kg, Buff-faced pygmy parrot: 12 g

  • Length:

    Hyacinth macaw: 100 cm, Buff-faced pygmy parrot: 8.6 cm

  • Location(s):

    Middle East ,Pakistan


Because the parrot order includes so many different species, parrot sizes vary widely. Parrots can range in size from about 3.5 to 40 (8.7 to 100 centimeters) and weigh 2.25 to 56 ounces (64 g to 1.6 kg), on average. The world's heaviest type of parrot is the kakapo, which can weigh up to 9 lbs. (4 kg). The smallest parrot is the buff-faced pygmy parrot, which is only about 3 inches (8 cm) tall and weighs just 0.4 ounces (10 g).[2] Size of - Parrot


Most wild parrots live in the warm areas of the Southern Hemisphere, though they can be found in many other regions of the world, such as northern Mexico. Australia, South America and Central America have the greatest diversity of parrot species. [3] Habitat of - Parrot

Other Facts

Parrots are very good mimics and can copy sounds that they hear in their environment; they can even copy human words and laughter. The African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) is one of the best at this and one named Alex (1965-2007) was reported to be the world's smartest parrot.The kakapo is one of the world's longest-living birds; they can live more than 90 years.Cockatoos have a group of feathers on top of their heads that they can move. When on full display, these feathers resemble a mohawk. The cockatoo can also retract the feathers so they lay flat against their heads.[4] Parrot - Other facts

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