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Parrots of the Americas

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North, Central and South America combined (The Americas) have the greatest number of parrot species on earth!. There are over 100 species native to this part of the world. Many of these parrots are primarily green but many also have vivid splashes of red, blue, orange, yellow or purple.  The most colorful parrots from these regions are the majestic macaws.

For more information on parrots native to the Americas check out the links below: 

Amazona

Alipiopsitta

Ara

  • Severe Macaw - (Ara severus) - Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Guianas
  • Blue-and-gold Macaw - (Ara ararauna) - Panama, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay
  • Blue-throated Macaw - (Ara glaucogularis) - Bolivia
  • Buffon's Macaw - (Ara ambiguus) - Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
  • Military Macaw - (Ara militaris) - Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina
  • Red-fronted Macaw - (Ara rubrogenys)- Bolivia
  • Green-winged Macaw - (Ara chloropterus) - Panama, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia
  • Scarlet Macaw- (Ara macao) - Costa Rico, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Nicaragua

Anodorhynchus

Aratinga

Bolborhynchus

Brotogeris

Cyanoliseus

Deroptyus

Diopsittaca

Enicognathus

Forpus

Guaruba

Hapalopsittaca

Leptosittaca

Myiopsitta

Nandayus

Ognorhynchus

Orthopsittaca

Pionites

Pionus

Primolius

Psilopsiagon

Pyrilia

Pyrrhura

Rhynchopsitta

Touit

Triclaria

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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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