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Types Of Parrots With Pictures, Which One Is Your Favorite?

Types Of Parrots With Pictures : Parrots belong to a group of birds called Psittacines, which is made up of more than 350 different species
different types of parrots
Parrots belong to a group of birds called Psittacines, which is made up of more than 350 different species. The characteristics shared by all members of this group of birds are:
  • A curved beak.
  • An erect stance.
  • Four toes on each foot two at the front, and two at the rear.

The Psittacines group is sub-divided into the following types of parrots:

1. Parakeets

The Pretty Parakeet
Literally translated, the word Parakeet means ‘small parrot’. They originate from South Eastern Asia, and they range in size from seven to twelve inches from the top of their head to the tip of their tail. They come in a wide range of colours, such as dark green, white, yellow, light blue, violet, and a variety of combinations of these colours.

2. Cockatiels

cockatiels on perch
Cockatiels originate from Australia, and they grow to be about twelve or thirteen inches long. The most common colours are:

  • Grey on the body, with a yellow (male) or grey (female) head, and black feathers underneath the tail.
  • White or creamy yellow body, with orange patches on the cheeks.

3. Parrotlets

parrotlets
Literally translated, the word Parrotlet means ‘little parrot’. They originate from Central and South America, and they grow to be no more than six inches long. They come in a variety of colours, including blue-green, bright green, and dark green,

4. Conures

Conures flying
Conures originate from South and Central America, and they grow to be about eleven inches long. They come in a variety of colour combinations, including:

  • Predominantly green, with a red head and wings, and yellow tail.
  • Predominantly lime green, with a tan head, and a light maroon tail.
  • Predominantly yellow and red, with a dark head.
  • A breast made up of several bright colours, with a tan head, and a lime greenback.

5. Lovebirds

Lovebirds pets
Lovebirds originate from Africa. They have short, thick bodies, and grow to be about five or six inches long. They are primarily green, but they come in a multitude of colour combinations, that are too numerous to mention.

6. Macaws

Macaws
The Macaw originates from Central and South America. They vary a great deal in size – anything from about 12 inches long, up to about 39 inches long. They come in a wide variety of colours, which is clearly indicated by the names given to some of the Macaw species – Blue and Gold Macaw, Blue and Yellow Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Red and Yellow Macaw, Greenwing Macaw, Maroon Macaw, Red and Green Macaw, Red and Blue Macaw, Red Fronted Macaw, Red Crowned Macaw. They are known as ‘winged rainbows’.

7. Amazons

Colorful amazon parrot
The Amazon originates from Central and South America, and some Caribbean Islands. They vary in size from twelve to sixteen inches. They are mainly green, with various striking colour combinations on the cheeks, crown and shoulders.

8. Cockatoos

Cockatoos
The Cockatoo originates from Australia, and North Western Asia. They vary in size between 12 and 27 inches long. The most common colour is white, but there are some variations that are tinged with pink or yellow, and with a different coloured crest.

9. Caiques

Caiques
The Caique originates from the Amazon Rainforest. It is a small, stocky bird which grows to be about eleven inches long. They come in a variety of colour combinations including yellow, white, blue, green, black, and orange.

10. Poicephalus Parrots

Poicephalus Parrots
The Poicephalus parrot originates from Africa. They vary in size between about five and thirteen inches long. They come in a variety of colour combinations including:

  • Green and orange, with a grey head.
  • Grey, with a blue or green chest, and yellow markings on the head and wings.
  • Fawn brown, with a red chest (male) or with a orange or green chest (female).
  • Emerald green, with black wing feathers, and red or orange markings on the head, wings and socks.
  • Olive green, with a wine coloured head.