The Psittaciformes are the cockatoos and parrots. Theree are over 340 species of Psittaciform and they are located to warmer parts of the world, in partucular Australasia and Central-South America. They have curved beaks and zygodactyl feet (2 toes point forwards and 2 point backwards). They also possess a number of unique characters which makes their relationship with other orders of bird difficult to resolve.
Author: Robert Davis
Last updated: 21/11/05
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