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Red-browed Amazon parrot (Amazona rhodocorytha)
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Superorder Psittacimorphae
Order Psittaciformes
Family Information
Families Cacatuidae
Population statistics

Parrots are birds that come in a wide variety of bright colors. They are distinguished by having strong curved beaks and an upright posture. They are also noted for being highly intelligent for an animal. Their ability to imitate human speech makes them a popular pet, even though a parrot doesn't always completely understand things it says (parrots are intelligent birds and sometimes parrots have a degree of understanding of words they speak).[1] African Gray Parrots are especially notable for their eloquative talents. There are over 350 different species in the parrot family. The largest variety of parrots are macaws, which are native to South and Central America. Any kinds of birds are capable of carrying a very serious, transmittable to people, disease Ornithosis, usually without becoming sick themselves, but of all kinds of birds, infection of people happens most frequently from parrots; then a different name psittacosis of the same disease is used. That happens rarely, but if it does, the consequences are often grave.


  • Family Strigopidae (New Zealand parrots)
Tribe Nestorini (kākā and kea)
Tribe Strigopini (kakapo)
Subfamily Microglossinae (palm cockatoo)
Subfamily Calyptorhynchinae (dark cockatoos, cockatiel)
Subfamily Cacatuinae (white cockatoos)
  • Family Psittacidae (true parrots)
Subfamily Micropsittinae (pygmy parrots)
Tribe Micropsittini
Subfamily Loriinae (lories and lorikeets)
Subfamily Psittacinae (tropical parrots and parakeets)
Tribe Arini (amazons, conures, macaws)
Tribe Cyclopsittacini (fig parrots)
Tribe Polytelini (west Australian parrots)
Tribe Psittrichadini (Pesquet's Parrot)
Tribe Psittacini (African parrots)
Tribe Psittaculini (Asian parrots and parakeets)
Subfamily Platycercinae (broad-tailed parrots)
Tribe Melopsittacini (budgerigar)
Tribe Neophemini (Australian broad-tailed parrots, Bourke's parrot)
Tribe Pezoporini (ground parrots)
Tribe Platycercini (rosellas)

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