A204 Parrots - The
birds that have a strongly curved bill, an upright stance,
strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. The newly defined
clade contains the same birds as the former Psittaciformes
order. There are around 350 species. They include the true
parrots, cockatoos, love-birds and parakeets.
Many of these birds are popular pets due to their sociable nature,
high intelligence, bright colors, playful antics and ability
to imitate human voices. This poster shows representatives
from all of the families, a great many of the most popular
pets, and even the now-extinct Carolina Parakeet, the only
parrot known to have been native to North America.