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Parrot

Parrots, also known as psittacines /ˈsɪtəsnz/, are birds of the roughly 393 species in 92 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea ("true" parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos), and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots). Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere, as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is in South America and Australasia.

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This parrot is just amazing- both intelligent and funny!

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

I've heard parrots talk but never sing an entire song like this!

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

I wonder...

This must have been weird!

Contributed by Adam Trujillo

Starts to sing after a few seconds really good.

Contributed by Meredith Ann Triplett

This is my bird, and bestie, Shuichi, aka Boyya.

Contributed by Aisha S. De Silva

Parrots can talk and also sing. This parrot sings a bunch of songs. I wish I could have taught my parakeets to do this.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

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