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Table of Contents

in Alphabetical Order:
African Grey Parrots
Australia King Parrot
Blue-Winged Parakeet
Caique Parrots
Canary-Winged Parakeet
Derbyan Parakeet
Eclectus Parrots
Indian Ringneck
Layard's Parakeet
Lord Derby's Parakeet
Lories and Lorikeets
Macaws (Mini)
Malabar Parakeet
Meyer's Parrot
Monk Parakeets
Mustached Parakeet
Plum-Headed Parakeet
Red-Breasted Parakeet
Rose-Ringed Parrot
Yellow-Chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-Vented Parrot


"PARROT" is a broad term for a class of colorful and intelligent birds.
Characteristics of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs and clawed feet with 4 toes- 2 facing forward and two back.
Almost all parrots nest in tree hollows (or nest boxes in captivity) and lay white eggs from which hatch helpless young.
Most parrots eat seeds, nuts, fruit, buds and other plant material.
A few species eat animals and carrion, while the lories and lorikeets are specialized for feeding on floral nector and soft fruits.
The term "PARAKEET" refers to a small, specific member of the parrot family with long tail feathers.


Also known as Budgerigar or Common Parakeet
Budgies come in all colours
Budgies Budgies Budgies Budgies
Normal Green Budgie vs English Budgie
Both male by blue cere
White or brown "cere" (nostril area) indicates female Blue or purple cere (nostril area) indicates male
Pattern: Clearwing
Baby Budgie may have brown on beak, also loses forehead stripes when older


Cockatiels don't change from colour to colour, other than these exceptions:
* Up until the age of 9 mths or so, they look like the female of the type.
* Male pearl babies normally lose their speckles.
* Pied cockatiels don't become normal greys and vice versa.
Cockatiel Cockatiel Cockatiel Cockatiel
Normal Grey Male Cockatiels:
The male has a yellow head, orange cheeks, grey body, and white scallop on wings.
Normal Grey Female and Young:
No bright yellow on the face, but usually has striped yellow on the underside of the tail.
Cockatiel Cockatiel Cockatiel Cockatiel
Lutino Cockatiel:
Pale yellow or white with yellow face and orange cheeks.
No obvious difference between male and female
Albino Cockatiel or White face Lutino:
All white with red eyes
White Face Cockatiel:
No yellow on it. The male has a white face and the female and young have more grey.
Cinnamon Cockatiel:
Similar to Normal grey except lighter grey
This looks like a female

Pearl Cockatiels:

Speckled. Only females and young cockatiels can be Pearl
Cockatiel Cockatiel Cockatiel
Cinnamon Pearl White Face Pearl Normal Pearl

Pied Cockatiels:

Mix of Colours
Cannot tell by colour differences between male and female
Cockatiel Cockatiel Cockatiel
Cockatiel Cockatiel Cockatiel Cockatiel

FEMALE Characteristics:

Cockatiel Cockatiel
Tend to like baths more than males They seem to hang upside down more than males

MALE Characteristics:

Males tend to be the ones who talk and whistle
They also make a heart shape with their wings when showing off to a female
Cockatiel Cockatiel
Front view of "Heart-shaped" Wings Back view of "Heart-shaped" Wings


Conure Conure Conure Conure
Green Cheek Conure: Mainly green, with dark head, blue flight feathers, and maroon tail. Cinnamon (Green Cheek) Conure:
Lime green with a light, almost pale colour to the feathers. The head is tan and tail feathers are lighter maroon.
Yellow-Sided (Green Cheek) Conure:
Breast full of bright colours including yellow sides.
Pineapple (Green Cheek) Conure:
Cinnamon + Yellow-Sided
Bright coloured breast, tan head, lime green feathers on the back.
Conure Conure Conure Conure
Turquoise (Green Cheek) Conure
Mostly blue-green and green with greyish chest and grey tail
Black-Capped or Rock Conure (Parakeet)
Mostly green with a dark brown-black cap, whitish scaly neck and breast, red along the upper parts of the wings and black beak. Breast feathers are dark with light tips.
Painted Conure:
Mostly green with dark head with reddish-brown feathers, white over the ears and blue on the crown. Scaly bib across the neck. Wings are mostly blue and tail is brownish-red to green.
Rose-Crowned Conure:
Conure Conure Conure Conure
Jenday or Jandaya Conure:
Otherwise known as Flaming Conure or Yellow-headed Parakeet
Wings are green with blue flight feathers
Sun Conure:
Wings are yellow and orange with green edging
Golden Conure Crimson Belly Conure
Conure Conure Conure Conure
Fiery Shouldered Conure Blue Crowned Conure Golden Crown Conure St.Thomas or Brown-Throated Conure (Parakeet)
Conure Conure Conure Conure
Rose-Crowned or Rose-Headed Conure (Parakeet) Rose-Fronted Conure (Parakeet) Red-Masked Parakeet or Cherry-Headed or Red-Headed Conure Nanday Conure (Parakeet) or Black-Hooded Parakeet


Lovebird Lovebird Lovebird
Finches Zebra Finches Goudian Finches


Also known as Rose-Ringed Parakeet. They are similar to Alexandrines but are smaller and have smaller beaks.
Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Indian Ringneck Indian Ringneck:
Female (left) and Male (right)
Lutino Indian Ringneck Blue Indian Ringneck


Also known as Alexandrian Parrots
This species was named after Alexander the Great, who exported some for nobles and royalty, who considered them prized possessions.
They are very similar looking to the Indian Ringnecks, but are much bigger, but both have dark green bodies, long tails, red beaks and yellow eyes.
Alexandrines though, have maroon-patched wings and larger bills.
The male will have a dark black ring followed by a pink ring around the neck. The female and young birds under 18months will not have these rings.
Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Male Alexandrine Female Alexandrine Lutino Mutation Alexandrine Blue Mutation Alexandrine


Lories vs Lorikeets are like Parrots vs Parakeets, Lories have short blunt tails, whereas Lorikeets have longer tapering tails.
In the wild, lorikeets feed on nectar and pollen from plants and flowers. As a pet, they require a special diet.
They need to eat coloured fruits and vegetables every day plus a special nectar replacement, a mix you can get in some pet stores.
You cannot feed them regular bird food.
There are many types of lories, some shown below.
Lory Lory Lory Lory
Rainbow Lorikeet Red-Collared Lorikeet Iris Lorikeet Blue-Crowned Lorikeet
Lory Lory Lory Lory
Dusky Lory Duyvenbode's or Brown Lory Red Lory Black Lory
Lory Lory Lory Lory
Black-Capped Lory Violet-Necked Lory Yellow-Bibbed Lory Blue-Streaked Lory


Otherwise known as Lineolated or Barred Parakeets
Linnies come in a variety of colours, the most common pictured here
Linnie Linnie Linnie
Creamino, Turquoise and Normal Green Linnie Cobalt Linnie Lutino Linnie


Lovebird Lovebird Lovebird Lovebird
Peach-Faced Love Bird White-faced Blue Love Bird
(Peach-faced mutation)
Black Mask Love Bird:
Collar of white or yellow
Fischer's Love Bird:
Beak is red


Parrotlets are the smallest Parrot species commonly bred in captivity. They have a stocky build and short tails.
Parrotlet Parrotlet Parrotlet Parrotlet
Pacific Parrotlet
The most popular domestic Parrotlet.
It comes in a variety of colour mutations, some shown below.
Blue-Winged Parrotlet Spectacled Parrotlet Yellow-Faced Parrotlet
Parrotlet Parrotlet Parrotlet Parrotlet
Normal Green Pacific Parrotlet:
Pacific Parrotlet: Blue Mutation
Pacific Parrotlet: "American White" Mutation:
Pacific Parrotlet:"American Yellow" Mutation:
Parrotlet Parrotlet Parrotlet Parrotlet
Normal Green Pacific Parrotlet:
Pacific Parrotlet: Blue Mutation
Pacific Parrotlet: "American White" Mutation:
Pacific Parrotlet:"American Yellow" Mutation:


Rosella means "broad-tailed" or "flat-tailed." Their diet is mainly seeds and nuts.
Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Eastern Rosella Crimson Rosella Western Rosella Northern Rosella
Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Lutino Mutation of Eastern Rosella Blue Mutation of Crimson Rosella Green Rosella Yellow Rosella


Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Canary-Winged Parakeet aka Yellow-Chevroned Parakeet
Also similar to the White-Winged Parakeet.
Derbyan Parakeet:
aka Lord Derby's Parakeet
Feed on fruits, berries, seeds and leaf buds.
Red-Breasted Parakeet aka Mustached Parakeet Mountain Parakeet aka Golden-Fronted Parakeet
Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Layard's Parakeet
Female has black beak (left) and Male has a red beak (right)
Plum-Headed Parakeet:
Males have a pinkish-purple head and the females have a grey head.
Malabar Parakeet aka Blue-Winged Parakeet
Characterized by long blue tails tipped in yellow, dark wings with blue, and light grey head and body
Malabar Parakeet aka Blue-Winged Parakeet
Males have red beaks, females have black, as well as other colour differences.


Parrot Parrot Parrot
Congo African Grey Parrot:
Light grey with dark cherry tail
Timneh African Grey Parrot:
Darker grey and smaller than Congo with dull dark maroon tail
Red-Factor African Grey Parrot:
A rare red gene was found in some of the greys and was used to create red factor birds which are very rare


Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Yellow-Headed Amazon
Also known as Yellow-Headed Parrot or Double Yellow-Headed Amazon
Red-Crowned Amazon
Also known as Red-Crowned Parrot, Green-Cheeked Amazon
or Mexican Red-Headed Parrot
Yellow-Crowned Amazon/ Parrot Yellow-Naped Amazon/ Parrot
Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Ventralis Amazon Blue-Fronted Amazon Lilac-Crowned Amazon Red-Lored Amazon


Parrot Parrot Parrot
Green-Thighed Caique Black Headed Caique White-Bellied Caique


Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Sulfur Crested Cockatoo:
Comes in 3 different sizes, Lesser, Medium and Greater.
Bright yellow crest
Citron Crested Cockatoo:
Size of Lesser Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
Orange crest
Umbrella Cockatoo Salmon-Crested or Moluccan Cockatoo:
Largest of the white cockatoos
Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Galah or Rose-Breasted Cockatoo Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Also known as Leadbeater's or Pink Cockatoo
Goffin's Cockatoo
Also known as Goffin's Corella or Tanimbar Corella
Smallest of the white cockatoos
Bare-eyed Cockatoo:
Otherwise known as Little Corella, Blood-stained Cockatoo, Short-billed Corella, Little Cockatoo and Blue-eyed Cockatoo.


Unusual for the extreme colour differences between the sexes.
Quaker Quaker Quaker Quaker
Male Eclectus Female Eclectus Male Tanimbar or Riedel's Eclectus Female Tanimbar or Riedel's Eclectus


Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Blue and Gold Macaw
One of the most common macaws as pets
Scarlet Macaw
One of the most common macaws as pets
Red and Green Macaw or Green-Winged Macaw Shamrock Macaw
Hybrid from Scarlet + Military Macaws
Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Hyacinth Macaw:
The largest macaw and the longest flying parrot (3.3ft long)
Red-Fronted Macaw Military Macaw
Medium-sized Macaw, similar to the endangered Great Green Macaw, but smaller.
Blue Throated Macaw


Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Hahn's or Red-Shouldered Macaw Chestnut Fronted or Severe Macaw Golden-Collared Macaw Blue-Winged or Illiger's Macaw


Characteristics include a chunky body, bare eye ring and short square tail. No noticible difference between the sexes.
Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Bronze-Winged Pionus Speckle-Faced Pionus White-Crowned Pionus White-Headed Pionus
Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Blue-Headed Pionus Menstruus Pionus Red-Billed Pionus Scaly-Headed Pionus


Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Australian King Parrot
MALE has a red head.
Australian King Parrot
FEMALE has a green head.
Blue-Rumped Parrot
MALE has blue head and rump.
Blue-Rumped Parrot
FEMALE has greyish-brown head.
Parrot Parrot Parrot Parrot
Senegal Parrot aka Yellow-Vented Parrot Meyer's Parrot Blue and Green Quaker Parrots
aka Monk Parakeets
Blue is a colour mutation
Jardine's Parrot aka Red-Fronted Parrot

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