Types of Parrots

Types of Parrots

Parrots, also known as psittacines /ˈsɪtəsaɪnz/,[2][3] are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes,[4] found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea (“true” parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos) and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots).[5] Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is in South America and Australasia.

Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. Most parrots exhibit little or no sexual dimorphism. They form the most variably sized bird order in terms of length.

The most important components of most parrots’ diets are seeds, nuts, fruit, buds and other plant material. A few species sometimes eat animals and carrion, while the lories and lorikeets are specialised for feeding on floral nectar and soft fruits. Almost all parrots nest in tree hollows (or nest boxes in captivity), and lay white eggs from which hatch altricial (helpless) young.

Rosella Wild Oats Footage (•▽•)

Rosella Wild Oats Footage  (•▽•)

The Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius) was in a Chinese Pistace tree, this afternoon, eating wild oats or grass seeds or something. At first I thought it was munching sow thistle, but on closer inspection it turned out to be just grass seeds of some sort. I like parrots coming in all comic book colours. There are quite a few types of parrots out this way, but I’m yet to capture the rarer types on video. I just wish they they weren’t so wild and shy–well, at least not when I am trying to photograph them.

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Rosella Eating Weed Seeds (•▽•) ”’❧

Rosella Eating Weed Seeds  (•▽•)   ”’❧

The Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius) did not stay for as long as I’d hoped. Thought it was a brightly coloured potato chip bag, at first, suspended in a bush, quite some distance away. I like parrots coming in all comic book colours. There are quite a few types of parrots out this way, but I’m yet to capture the rarer types on video. What was this rosella eating? Sow thistle seeds; or some type of wild amaranth?

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What Kinds of Fresh & Prepared Foods Do Parrots Eat? : Exotic Pets

What Kinds of Fresh & Prepared Foods Do Parrots Eat? : Exotic Pets

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Eastern Rosella Parrot Chatting (⌒▽⌒)

Eastern Rosella Parrot Chatting  (⌒▽⌒)

The Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius) was up high in the hedge, this morning. It’s mate was in a nearby pecan tree. I do like parrots coming in all comic book colours. There are quite a few types of parrots out this way, but I’m yet to capture the rarer types on video. I just wish they weren’t so wild and shy–well, at least not when I am trying to photograph them.

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