family of birds
The true parrots are about 330 species belonging to the Psittacoidae superfamily, one of the three superfamilies in the biological order Psittaciformes (parrots).
|Psittacula krameri (Rose-ringed parakeet)|
Loriinae (lories and lorikeets)
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.