Parrot species belong to three families which are widespread in tropical and subtropical areas across the globe, with biodiversity spiking in Central America and Australasia. They are neither completely stationary nor migratory, tending to travel seasonally without any clear route and typically driven by their search for food.
Colorful feathers and a strong, curved beak are characteristic features of most parrots.
Using a specific organ at the base of their trachea called a “syrinx”, some species of parrots can produce sounds that imitate human speech.
Fun fact: most parrots are monogamous, so once they have found a mate they spend their lives together.