family Psittacidaeparrot, term applied to a large group of gaudy, raucous birds of the family PsittacidaePsittacidaeThe family Psittacidae or parrots is one of three families of true parrots. It comprises the roughly 10 species of subfamily Psittacinae (the Old World or Afrotropical parrots) and 157 of subfamily Arinae (the New World or Neotropical parrots), as well as several species that have gone extinct in recent centuries.

What type of animal is a parrot?


Parrots are members of the order Psittaciformes, which includes more than 350 bird species, including parakeets, macaws, cockatiels and cockatoos, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). Though there are many types of parrots, all parrot species have a few traits in common.

What genus is a parrot?

Integrated Taxonomic Information System – Report

Order Psittaciformes – Parrots, perroquets
Family Psittacidae – Cockatoos, Lories, Macaws, Parrots, aras, cacatoès, perroquets
Subfamily Psittacinae
Genus Psittacus Linnaeus, 1758
Species Psittacus erithacus Linnaeus, 1758 – Grey Parrot

What is a parrot related to?

Genomic analysis provides strong evidence that parrots are the sister group of passerines, forming the clade Psittacopasserae, which is the sister group of the falcons. The first uncontroversial parrot fossils date to tropical Eocene Europe around 50 mya.

What animals are related to a parrot?

All birds in the order Psittaciformes commonly are called parrots, whether they belong to the true parrot family (Psittacidae) or the cockatoo family (Cacatuinae). All Psittaciformes birds are related closely and share common characteristics.

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