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Australian Parrots

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Although the Americas have a greater number of parrot species, Australia has the most diverse selection of parrots and cockatoos. There are 56 species native to Australia and over 40 of those are only found in Australia. Early colonists often referred to Australia as "Parrot Land".

Parrots inhabit many different ecological niches in Australia ranging from the tropical rainforests of northern Australia to the vast grasslands of the Outback and the many coastal regions. Some Australian species even thrive in urban environments!

For a great overview of the parrots found in Australia check out this video clip from a PBS Special, Parrots in the Land of Oz

 For more information on Australian parrots and cockatoos check out the links below: 

Alisterus

Aprosmictus

Barnardius

Cacatua

Callocephalon

Calyptorhynchus

Cyclopsitta

Eclectus

Glossopsitta

Lathamus

Melopsittacus

Neophema

Neopsephotus

Northiella

Nymphicus

Pezoporus

Platycercus

Polytelis 

Probosciger

Psephotus

Psitteuteles

Purpureicephalus

Trichoglossus

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