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Order Psittaciformes

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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