Parrot

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Introduction1

Why can parrots talk? (Grace Smith-Vidaurre and Tim Wright, TED-Ed)
TED-Ed (YouTube Channel)

Dictionary

parrot : any of numerous widely distributed tropical birds (order Psittaciformes and especially family Psittacidae) that are often crested and brightly colored, have a distinctive stout hooked bill and zygodactyl feet, and include some excellent mimics — Webster   See also   OneLook

Encyclopedia

Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 393 species in 92 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea (“true” parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos), and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots). Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere, as well.

Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. Most parrots exhibit little or no sexual dimorphism in the visual spectrum.

Parrots, along with ravens, crows, jays, and magpies, are among the most intelligent birds. The ability of some species to imitate human voices enhances their popularity as pets. The pet trade, hunting, habitat loss, and competition from invasive species, has diminished wild populations. — Wikipedia

Parrot (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Parrots (One Zoom)
Parrot (WolframAlpha)

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Innovation

Science

Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the methodological study and consequent knowledge of birds with all that relates to them. A wide range of tools and techniques are used in ornithology, both inside the laboratory and out in the field. Most biologists who consider themselves to be “Ornithologists” study specific categories, such as Anatomy, Taxonomy, or Ecology lifestyles and behaviors. — Wikipedia

Ornithology (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Introduction to Ornithology (Environmental Science)

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Preservation

Library

DDC: 598.71 Parrots (Library Thing)
Subject: Parrots (Library Thing)

Subject: Parrots (Open Library)

LCC: QL 696.P7 Parrots (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Parrots (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: QL 696.P7 Parrots (Library of Congress)
Subject: Parrots (Library of Congress)

Subject: Parrots (WorldCat)

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Participation

Education

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Occupation

What is an Ornithologist? (Environmental Science)

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)

Organization

Ornithological Council
American Ornithological Society
National Audubon Society

News

Ornithology (American Ornithological Society)
Audubon Magazine (National Audubon Society)

Parrots (EurekaAlert, American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Parrots (bioRxiv: Preprint Server for Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Parrots (Science Daily)
Parrots (Science News)
Parrots (Phys.org)
Parrots (NPR Archives)

Government

Document

Parrot (USA.gov)

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