Psittaciformes

Parrots (Psittacidae)

HBW 4, p. 280

  • Stocky, large-headed birds with powerful, short, curved, articulated bill, highly developed tongue and jaw musculature, and short legs; plumage exuberantly colourful in many species.
  • Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental and Australasian, but only marginal in Nearctic and Palearctic; greatest diversity in tropics.
  • Mainly forest; also woodland and savanna, with a few species in open areas.
  • 78 genera, 339 species, 703 taxa.
  • 90 species threatened; almost certainly 2 of these, as well as at least 9 more species and 8 subspecies, extinct since 1600.
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78 genera, 339 species

5901 files covering
78 genera (100%)
314 species (93%)

 

    2287 videos covering
75 genera (96%)
280 species (83%)
    3025 photographs covering
78 genera (100%)
307 species (91%)
    589 sound recordings covering
66 genera (85%)
218 species (64%)
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