A flock of peach-fronted parakeets in flight

True parrots

The true parrot family includes among its many members the macaws, lorikeets and lovebirds. Species in this family eat mostly seeds, though fruit, nuts and other foods are also consumed.

Scientific name: Psittacidae

Rank: Family


Map showing the distribution of the True parrots taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

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