Parrots are the birds belonging to the category of 392 species with presence in tropical regions around the globe. The scientific name of the species is Psittaciformes. Parrots are favourite pets and as per the statistics there are almost 15 million parrots which have been kept in captivity by people across the America. Parrots are highly intelligent and can eat with their feet. Almost all the parrots have curved beak with strong legs and feet. Parrots have the ability to mimic and can imitate humans.
Ten Lines on Parrot
1) Parrots have very diverse groups with curved beak and colourful feathers mostly preferring warm tropical regions for the living.
2) Lifespan of average Parrot is around 50 years.
3) Parrots lay 2 to 8 eggs which are white in colour and round in shape.
4) Parrots are omnivorous in nature and their diet includes seeds, insects, fruits, etc.
5) There are about 392 species of parrots out of which 21 species are known as Cockatoos. The other groups of species are New Zealand parrots and true parrots.
6) The colour, size and shape may vary for the different groups of species of parrots. Cockatoos have black, grey and white feathers.
7) The feathers of parrot contain anti-bacterial pigments which produces colouring effect and brightness.
8) 33% of world’s parrot population face extinction.
9) The size of the parrot can be as large as 3.5 feet and an adult parrot can weigh up to 9 pounds.
10) Male and female parrots look alike, however males are vividly green with yellow reddish beak and female are blue in colour with black beak and shining head.
1) Apart from tropical regions the part of Central America, Australia, Africa, and Asia are the preferred habitat for the Parrots.
2) Parrots can form a flock of 20 to 30 birds and they communicate by shaking their tail in a group apart from making loud vocal sounds.
3) The chick of the parrot might take 1 to 4 years to be a full grown up adult parrot.
4) Parrots are intelligent enough to find their mating partner for life and the pair work together to raise young chicks.
5) The breeding pair of parrots builds nests in trees and remains close during non-breeding season, even after joining other flock.
6) The fossil record confirms the fact that parrots might have evolved from the category of oviraptorosaur approximately 50 million years ago.
7) Parrots have the higher learning ability unlike other birds and can be trained to count and identify individuals, objects.
8) Parrots might look beautiful but sometimes they become very aggressive in nature and can bite which can cause injury.
9) Since ages parrots have been getting featured in stories, art and religion of many cultures showing the importance of the bird in human life.
10) The colourful feathers of Parrot are used in many ceremonies for decoration across the globe.
As per the statistics out of 390 species of parrots across the globe 140 are listed as endangered species. Parrots are getting hunted in large numbers for food and colourful feathers. The illegal trade of parrots i.e. poaching and selling of birds, loss of habitat due to agriculture, deforestation are some of the major issues which have made the existence of parrot’s species at risk.
Many countries have enacted the laws to regulate the trade of all endangered species including birds, animals and plants, but still a lot needs to be done in order to conserve and protect the habitat of Parrots. Governments should give special focus to preserve the wild life by increasing the forest cover by implementing the tough laws around the world.