True parrots

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True parrots
Psittacula krameri 08791.jpg
Psittacula krameri(Rose-ringed parakeet)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Superfamily: Psittacoidea
Family: Psittacidae
Illiger, 1811
Subfamily

Loriinae (lories and lorikeets)
Psittacinae (typical parrots and allies)

The true parrots are about 330 species of bird belonging to the Psittacoidae superfamily, one of the three superfamilies in the biological order Psittaciformes (parrots).

The other superfamilies are the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos), and Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots). True parrots are more widespread than cockatoos, with species in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and eastwards across the Pacific Ocean as far as Polynesia.