parrot pictures Parrots, also known as parrot / sɪtəsaɪnz / ,  are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes,  which is found in tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies:. The Psittacoidea (parrots “true”), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos) and the Strigopoidea (parrots of New Zealand)  Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere as well.parrot pictures The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia.
Characteristic features of parrots include a strong curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and feet claws zygodactyl. Many parrots are brightly colored, and some are colored. The plumage of cockatoos ranges from mostly white to mostly black,parrot pictures with a mobile crest of feathers on top of their heads. Most parrots exhibit little or no sexual dimorphism. To Ave they are more variable size in terms of length.parrot pictures
The most important plans of most parrots components are seeds, nuts, fruit, buds and other plant material. Some species occasionally feed the animals and carrion, while parakeets and parrots are specialized to feed on nectar from flowers and fruits. Almost all parrots nest in tree holes (or nestboxes in captivity), parrot pictures and lay white eggs from which hatch altricial (helpless) young.
Parrots, along with crows, jays and magpies, are some of the most intelligent birds, and the ability of some species to imitate human voices enhances their popularity as pets.parrot pictures Trapping of wild parrots for the pet trade,parrot pictures as well as hunting, habitat loss and competition from invasive species, has diminished wild populations, with parrots which are subjected to more exploitation than any any other group of birds.  The measures taken to conserve the habitats of some high-profile charismatic species have also protected many of the less charismatic species living in the same ecosystems