Belongs within: Psittacidae. Little green parrots Published 19 March 2024 The continent of South America is justly renowned for its parrots. The Neotropics are home to an abundance of parrot species, all of them now recognised as belonging to the subfamily Arinae. Among the most famous of the arines are their larger representatives, such as… Continue reading Brotogeris


Belongs within: Psittaciformes.Contains: Micropsitta, Prioniturus, Eclectus, Psittacula, Alisterus, Platycercini, Psittacella, Loriinae, Agapornis, Loriculus. The Psittaculidae are a clade of brightly coloured parrots united by molecular data. The greater diversity of species are found in southern Asia and Australasia with the genus Agapornis found in Africa. The tail may be particularly long in species of the… Continue reading Psittaculidae


Belongs within: Telluraves.Contains: Cacatuidae, Psittacidae, Psittaculidae. The Psittaciformes, including the parrots and their fossil relatives, are zygodactyl birds of which living species possess a robust bill specialised for breaking open seeds and nuts. Known stem parrots from the Eocene of Europe and India include the Quercypsittidae and Psittacopes lepidus. Psittacopes lepidus, from the Messel Formation… Continue reading Psittaciformes


Belongs within: Psittacidae. Psittacus is a genus of parrots including the African grey parrot Psittacus erithacus, a predominantly grey-coloured parrot with a red tail. <==Psittacus Linnaeus 1758B94 |–P. accipitrinus Linnaeus 1758L58 |–P. aeruginosus Linnaeus 1758L58 |–P. agilis Linnaeus 1758L58 |–P. ararauna Linnaeus 1758L58 |–P. aurorae Linnaeus 1758L58 |–P. autumnalis Linnaeus 1758L58 |–P. borneus Linnaeus 1758L58… Continue reading Psittacus


Belongs within: Psittaciformes.Contains: Poicephalus, Psittacus, Androglossini, Brotogeris, Forpus, Arini. The Psittacidae are a group of parrots that were treated by Joseph et al. 2012 as uniting the African Psittacinae with the Neotropical Arinae. Earlier authors had commonly used ‘Psittacidae’ in a broader sense covering most or all of the living parrots. The Psittacinae have also… Continue reading Psittacidae


Belongs within: Platycercini. Cyanoramphus is a genus of small to medium-sized parakeets found in New Zealand and (at least historically) on other islands of the Pacific; members of the genus are predominantly green, often with contrastingly coloured patches on the front of the head. <==Cyanoramphus Bonaparte 1854 [=Cyanorhamphus Sclater 1858; incl. Bulleria Iredale & Mathews… Continue reading Cyanoramphus


Belongs within: Psittaciformes. The Cacatuidae, cockatoos, are a group of parrots found in Australasia and the islands of south-east Asia, characterised by the presence of a long, erectile crest (Rutgers & Norris 1972). Most species are large, noisy and gregarious. The cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus is a smaller, slender, long-tailed species that has become widely kept… Continue reading Cacatuidae


Belongs within: Psittaculidae.Contains: Domicella, Opopsitta, Charmosyna, Psitteuteles, Chalcopsitta, Eos, Trichoglossus. The Loriinae is an clade of smaller parrots widespread in Australasia united primarily by molecular phylogenetic analyses, as well as features of the hyoid morphology. Members include the fig parrots of the tribe Cyclopsittini, small short-tailed parrots found in rainforest canopy in New Guinea and… Continue reading Loriinae


Belongs within: Loriinae. The Psitteuteles lorikeets Published 10 March 2019 Few groups of birds have been the object of human interest as much as parrots, with their striking coloration and intelligence inviting comment at least as far back as ancient Greek times. This interest has continued into recent times and scientific research into all aspects… Continue reading Psitteuteles


Belongs within: Psittaculidae. The eclectus parrot Eclectus roratus is a large parrot found in New Guinea and neighbouring islands, as well as in the northeasternmost part of Australia. The species is strongly sexually dimorphic, with males bright green and females red. Characters (from Rutgers & Norris 1972): Male a rather large heavy bird with a… Continue reading Eclectus