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Parrots are found on all tropical and subtropical continents including Australia and the islands of the Pacific Ocean, South Asia, southeast Asia, southern regions of North America, South America and Africa. Some Caribbean and Pacific islands are home to endemic species. By far the greatest number of parrot species come from Australasia and South America. The lories and lorikeets range from Sulawesi and the Philippines in the north to Australia and across the Pacific as far as French Polynesia, with the greatest diversity being found in and around New Guinea. The subfamily Arinae encompasses all the Neotropical parrots, including the Amazons, macaws and conures, and range from northern Mexico and the Bahamas to Tierra del Fuego in the southern tip of South America. The pygmy parrots, subfamily Micropsittinae, are a small genus restricted to New Guinea.


Parrots are a broad order of more than 350 birds. The parrot classification includes: macaws, Amazons, lorikeets, lovebirds, and cockatoos.

Parrot Classification:

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Neognathae
Order: Psittaciformes

Other Names: Macaws, Cockatoos,

Parrot in Foreign Languages:

Albanian: papagall
Ancient Greek: psittakos
Arabic: babbaghaa' / dúrra
Armenian: t’ut’ak
Azeri: tutuqusu
Belarusian: papuháj
Bosnian: papagaj / papiga
Bulgarian: papagal
Catalan: lloro
Chamicuro: tulo
Cherokee: tsisqua-gawonisgi
Chinese: Mandarin: yingwu
Croatian: papagaj / papiga
Czech: papoušek
Danish: papegřje
Dutch: papegaai
Esperanto: papago / psitako
Estonian: papagoi
Faroese: pappageykur
Finnish: papukaija
French: perroquet
Galician: papagaio
Georgian: t‘ut‘iquši
German: Papagei
Greek: papagálos
Haitian Creole: jako
Hawaiian: paloke, manu paloke, manu aloha
Hebrew: túki
Hindi: tota / toti / shuk
Hungarian: papagáj
Icelandic: páfagaukur
Ido: papagayo
Indonesian: nuri
Interlingua: papagai
Irish: pearóid
Italian: pappagallo
Korean: aengmusae
Latin: psittacus
Latvian: papagailis
Limburgish: pappegei
Lithuanian: papuga
Low Saxon: Papegai / Papegoi
Lower Sorbian: papagaj
Macedonian: papagá
Malay: nuri
Manx: parrad
Maori: kaka
Mongolian: tot’
Navajo: tsídii yálti'í
Norwegian: papegřye
Occitan: papagai
Ojibwe: gaagiigidoo-bineshiinh
Ossetian: tuti
Pangasinan: kulasisi
Pashto: toti
Persian: tuti
Polish: papuga
Portuguese: papagaio
Rohingya: tuta
Romanian: papagal
Russian: popugáj
Scottish Gaelic: pearraid / pitheid
Roman: papagaj / papiga
Sicilian: pappagaddu / pappaiaddu/ pappajaddu
Slovak: papagáj
Slovene: papiga / papagaj
Spanish: papagayo / loro / cotorra
Swahili: kasuku / dura / kwao
Swedish: papegoja
Tagalog: loro/ pariko/ piriko
Thai: gâew / nók gâew
Turkish: papagan
Turkmen: toti
Ukrainian: papúha
Urdu: tota / toti
West Frisian: pappegaai
Yiddish: popugay / popugaj / papuge


Conservation Status: Some species are Endangered

Species: There are approximately 372 different parrot species. Parrots are grouped into Grouped into two families, Psittacidae which are considered true parrots and Cacatuidae which include cockatoos.

Size: Parrots vary in size from species to species. Parrots weigh from 2.25 oz to 3.5 lbs. Parrots are 3.5 inches to 40 inches tall.

Habitat: Parrots are found all over the world in warm climates. Most parrots are found in Australasia, Central America, and South America.

Description: Parrots are large and often domesticated birds. Parrots are often colorful, they have curved beaks, strong legs and clawed feet. Parrots have four toes, two toes point forward and two toes point backwards.

Diet: Parrots eat seeds, fruit, nectar, nuts, flowers or small insects.

Communication: Parrots are highly vocal and communicate through a variety of sounds.

Did You Know?

Parrots are monogamous and they mate for life!

Incubation: The incubation of a parrots eggs varies from 17 to 35 days, with the larger parrot species have the longer incubation periods.

Birth: Wild parrots build their nests in holes, trees, termite mounts, rock cavities, or ground tunnels.

Sexually Mature: Parrots sexually mature between 1 and 4 years of age depending on the species.

Life Span: Some large parrots live up to 80 years in the wild. Smaller parrot species live around 15 years of age.

Did You Know?

Wild Macaws and Cockatoos can fly up to 500 miles in a day, while searching for food.

Parrot Gifts




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