|Australia's colourful parrots are among our most beautiful and spectacular birds. Of around 370 species of parrot worldwide, 55 (including cockatoos, lorikeets, rosellas and parrots) are found in Australia, and constitute a significant proportion of the country's approximately 50 bird species.|
Parrots can be found in many habitats, from tropical rainforests to the desert, and from the mountains to the coast. They belong to the group of birds known as Psittaciformes.
Two physical features set them apart from many other birds: a short, deep, down-curved bill; and the arrangement of their toes with two toes pointing forward and two pointing backward.