Australian Ringneck | Bluebonnet | Bourke’s Parrot | Budgerigar | Cockatiel | Galah | Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo | Mallee Ringneck | Mulga Parrot | Port Lincoln Ringneck| Purple-crowned Lorikeet | Rainbow Lorikeet | Red-collared Lorikeet | Red-tailed Black Cockatoo | Sulphur-crested Cockatoo | Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Parrots are found mainly in tropical and sub-tropical regions, with some species in arid and semi-arid regions, are of the order Psittaciformes, comprising 92 genera and roughly 398 species.

They are a broad order that includes Macaws, Amazons, cockatoos, corellas, lorikeets, lovebirds, parakeets and rosellas.

The order Psittaciformes is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea (“true” parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos), and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots).

Bluebonnet (Northiella haematogaster)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittaculidae
  • Genus: Northiella
  • Species: N. haematogaster
  • Binomial name: Northiella haematogaster

Bourke’s Parrot (Neopsephotus bourkii)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittaculidae
  • Genus: Neopsephotus
  • Species: N. bourkii
  • Binomial name: Neopsephotus bourkii

Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittaculidae
  • Genus: Melopsittacus
  • Species: M. undulatus
  • Binomial name: Melopsittacus undulatus

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Cacatuidae
  • Genus: Eolophus
  • Species: E. roseicapilla
  • Binomial name: Eolophus roseicapilla

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Cacatuidae
  • Genus: Lophochroa
  • Species: L. leadbeateri
  • Binomial name: Lophochroa leadbeateri

Mallee Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius barnardi)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittaculidae
  • Genus: Barnardius
  • Species: B. zonarius
  • Subspecies: B. z. barnardi

Mulga Parrot (Psephotellus varius)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittaculidae
  • Genus: Psephotellus
  • Species: P. varius
  • Binomial name: Psephotellus varius

Port Lincoln Ringneck (Barnardius zonarius)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittaculidae
  • Genus: Barnardius
  • Species: B. zonarius
  • Binomial name: Barnardius zonarius

Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Parvipsitta porphyrocephala)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittaculidae
  • Genus: Parvipsitta
  • Species: P. porphyrocephala
  • Binomial name: Parvipsitta porphyrocephala

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittaculidae
  • Genus: Trichoglossus
  • Species: T. moluccanus
  • Binomial name: Trichoglossus moluccanus

Red-collared Lorikeet (Trichoglossus rubritorquis)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Psittaculidae
  • Genus: Trichoglossus
  • Species: T. rubritorquis
  • Binomial name: Trichoglossus rubritorquis

Red-tailed Black Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii)
  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Family: Cacatuidae
  • Genus: Calyptorhynchus
  • Subgenus: Calyptorhynchus
  • Species: C. banksii
  • Binomial name: Calyptorhynchus banksii

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Psittaciformes
  • Superfamily:
    • Cacatuoidea
    • Psittacoidea
    • Strigopoidea

Footnote & References

  1. Parrot, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parrot (last visited Sept. 19, 2021).
  2. Australian Parrots, Australia’s Wonderful Birds, https://www.australiaswonderfulbirds.com.au/parrots