There is a foundation called the World Parrot Trust that's goal is to save rare parrots in the wild and also ensure that those who live with humans receive proper care. There are approximately 360 or so parrots in the category known as Psittaciformes. So as you can imagine it will take me a while to research them and begin to cover them all. The diversity is phenomenal! They display a wide range of feather colors , social organizations, life spans, mating behaviors and communication methods. The first thing that we notice about parrots is their wonderful diverse range of dazzling and conspicuous colors. So this is a long term project. Check back once in a while and see what I have learned to share with you.
I have never had a pet parrot - have you? I live in America which is not in the tropics which is where most of the parrot species reside. But I have always loved these colorful birds. Did you have any idea how many different kinds of parrots there are? I hope to cover many of them here, though not likely all species, so read on.
In recent years there have been a lot of scientific research studies related to animals and language. Another very bright bird is the crow or the corvid family, but the parrot can hold a candle to a crow or raven or even to some 2 year old children. Parrots are very bright birds.
Do you have a favorite parrot? Why do you like it?
I've only seen parrots in zoos but they sure are pretty and interesting. When I was young, my sister and I had parakeets and they lived a long time. They sure seemed happy and chirped a lot.
Yes it helps to signal the opposite sex in the dark or at night.
Do we know how parrots use this 4 D vision or what is the advantage of them detecting light wavelengths that are invisible to the humans naked eye?