Hello, and welcome to Parrot Facts. ParrotFacts.net is a website where you can find useful information about parrots in all their distinct species. Macaws, lories, parakeets, cockatoos, lovebirds and any species included in the order of the Psittaciformes.
The order of the Psittaciformes, which embraces all kinds of parrots, has three different families, which are then sub-divided in other subfamilies, as shown in the tree below.
Parrot Facts – Psittaciformes tree diagram
There are three families in the order of the Psittaciformes:
- the biggest one is the Psittacidae, which englobes all the “true parrots”;
- the Cacatuidae, which is the family of the cockatoos;
- the Strigopidae, the smallest of the three, only has a handful of species native to New Zealand.
The divisions below these families are controversial. As an example, some authors consider the Psittacidae family to have three subfamilies (Psittacinae, Arinae, Psittaculinae), while others also attribute subfamilies for the Pesquet’s Parrot (Psittrichadinae) and Vasa Parrots (Coracopsinae). At Parrot Facts we opted for the latter. As for the Cacatuidae family, traditional subdivisions have been found incorrect in recent studies and no new subdivision has been proposed yet.
At Parrot Facts you can find an easily navigable top menu. This menu has all the parrot species’ articles grouped by their tribe, which is the biological division below the subfamilies. As discussed in the last paragraph, the former tribes included in the Cacatuidae family have been dropped, so all cockatoos will be grouped by their subfamilies instead of the actually non-existent tribes. Between the tribe and species there is also the genus, which is easily identifiable if you know the species’ scientific name. A species’ scientific name always has two words, in which the first one is the genus.
Here’s a video showing some of the hundreds of parrot species you will find at Parrot Facts.
As the Parrot Facts website is still growing, there may not be many different articles yet, although we aim to eventually have an article for every parrot species around, extant or extinct. For that reason, at Parrot Facts you’re welcome to comment and suggest species for us to add to our database, as one of our readers has already done at the comments’ section of the Sun Conure page.
There is also some kind of outside advertising that, while it may not be totally welcome by our readers, helps Parrot Facts pay its bills.
We will try to inform you with various elements about any parrot facts you might be seeking. You will get information about all the beautiful species included the order of the Psittaciformes, like their scientific names, natural habitats, diets, breeding patterns, relationship with humans, cages and any random parrot facts related to every single species.
Why making a website dedicated to parrot facts?
Parrots are generally the most beloved type of all the thousands of birds we can find in the world. They are colorful, active, social and intelligent, among many other traits that make them so unique.
Parrot Facts is owned and maintained by an animal lover with a big tendency towards birds, and very specially parrots.
As a computer science professional, I thought I should share my passion and knowledge with those who care, so I created this website and I intend to manage it carefully, update it regularly, and keep these parrot facts as accurate as possible.
From a parrot lover to all the parrot lovers throughout the world, welcome to Parrot Facts!