Parrots and their types
Parrots is one of the most colorful birds on Earth.

It is intelligent and social bird. Theare tame, easy y are one of the most popular pets in the world because they to train and most interesting they can mimic human voices.

Ther are more that 350 parrot species found throughout the world and in most tropical and subtropical regions includes lorikeets, cockatoos, lories, lovebirds, pugmy parrots and macaws. The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America, Central Ameriaca, Caribbean Islands and Australasia.

Most parrots have red, ble, yellow or green feathers and are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. They have a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet (with two toes facing forward and two back). This adaptation helps them to climb trees and grasp seeds.

The parrot's order is subdivided into three families: 'True' parrots, cockatoos and the New Zealand parrots

The most important components of most parrots' diets are seeds, nuts, fruit, buds and other plant material. A few species sometimes eat animals and carrion, while the lories and lorikeets are specialised for feeding on floral nectar and soft fruits.

Almost all parrots nest in tree hollows and lay white eggs.

Below are listed few types of parrots.
 

Kea

Kea is a large species of parrot measuring 48 cm in length from the family of New Zealand parrots. Kea is found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand.

Kea is mostly olive-green with a brilliant orange under its wings and has a large narrow curved grey-brown upper beak.

Kea's omnivorous diet includes carrion but consists mainly of roots, leaves, berries, nectar, and insects.

The Kea nests in burrows or crevices among the roots of trees. Kea are known for their intelligence and curiosity, both vital to their survival in a harsh mountain environment.
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Kea can solve logical puzzles, such as pushing and pulling things in a certain order to get to food, and will work together to achieve a certain objective.
 

New Zealand Kaka

New Zealand Kaka is a medium sized parrot, around 45 cm (18 in) in length and weighing about 550 g and is closely related to the Kea from the family of New Zealand parrots.

The forehead and crown are greyish-white and the nape is greyish-brown. The neck and abdomen are more reddish, while the wings are more brownish.

The New Zealand Kaka lives in lowland and mid-altitude native forest.

The New Zealand Kaka feeds on fruits, berries, seeds, flowers, buds, nectar, sap and invertebrates. It uses its strong beak to shred the cones of the kauri tree to obtain the seeds. It has a brush tongue with which it feeds on nectar, and it uses its strong beak to dig out the grubs of the Huhu beetle.
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New Zealand Kaka make their nests in hollow trees, laying clutches of 2 to 4 eggs in late winter.
 

Palm Cockatoo

The Palm Cockatoo are also known as the Goliath Cockatoo is a large smoky-grey or black parrot of the cockatoo family.

The Palm Cockatoo is 55–60 cm in length and weighs around 1100 g.

It is a distinctive bird with a large crest and has one of the largest bills of any parrots (only the Hyacinth Macaw's is larger). This powerful bill enables Palm Cockatoos to not only eat very hard nuts and seeds, but it also enables males to break off thick (~1") sticks from live trees to use for a drumming display.

The Palm Cockatoo also has a distinctive red cheek patch that changes colour when the bird is alarmed or excited. They have a very specific and restricted diet, making them expensive to buy and expensive to own and maintain.
Palm Cockatoo
The Palm Cockatoo has a large and complex vocal repertoire, including many whistles and even a "hello" call that sounds surprisingly human-like.
 

Hyacinth Macaw

The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest parrot in the world with a length of about 100 cm and native to central and eastern South America.

Hyacinth Macaw's tail is long and pointed. Its feathers are entirely blue, lighter above and darker on its wings. It has a large black curved beak.

The majority of the hyacinth macaw diet is nuts from native palms, such as acuri and bocaiuva palms. They have a very strong beak for eating the kernels of hard nuts and seeds. Their strong beaks are even able to crack coconuts, the large brazil nut pods and macadamia nuts.

Hyacinth Macaw nests are constructed in tree cavities or cliff faces depending on the habitat. They enlarge he existing holes in the trees and the partially filled with wood chips
Hyacinth Macaw
The Hyacinth Macaw survives today in three main populations in South America: In the Pantanal region of Brazil, and adjacent eastern Bolivia and northeastern Paraguay, in the Cerrado region of the eastern interior of Brazil.
 
 
Red-fronted Macaw
Chestnut-Fronted Macaw
Blue-and-yellow Macaw
Red- Fronted Macaw
Chestnut-Fronted Macaw
Blue-and-Yellow Macaw
 
Blue-Throated Macaw
Red-and-Green Macaw
Scarlet Macaw
Blue-Throated Macaw
Red-and-Green Macaw
Scarlet Macaw
 
Great Green Macaw
Red-bellied Macaw
Blue-Winged Macaw
Great Green Macaw
Red-Bellied Macaw
Blue-Winged Macaw
 
Red-Shouldered Macaw
Golden-Collared Macaw
Military Macaw
Red-Shouldered Macaw
Golden-Collared Macaw
Military Macaw
 
 
 
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