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Missing species[edit]

Is it just me or is there like.... only one species of cockatoo on this page? And what the heck is the point of having all those birds on here if you can't even tell me anything about them. They should be on a different list. An alphebetical list for birds you do have links to and another for parrots that you don't. I don't really know how to write the whole Article on these birds but i know quite a bit about them. We need more cockatoos on here folks. Thanks.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.50.186.211 (talkcontribs)

They're all listed now, though they don't have articles yet.Brucemoko 17:10, 1 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm trying to put up at least a token page for each species lacking one. In the interest of doing it quickly, I'm using just Juniper & Parr. At my current rate (under one bird per day), this will take the rest of the year. Note: I don't have public domain pictures unless some book I have has declared them fair game, which I doubt (the only good books I have are Juniper&Parr, Forshaw (old & new), & Alderton). Brucemoko 05:32, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
I've split the list into sections by initial letter, and put a compact TOC at the top. I think it helps - I'd like other opinions. Should there be sections for letters with no entries? (currently Q,X & Z, but I know Q Q will eventually get one).Brucemoko 18:27, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

This list is grossly incomplete. There's at least EIGHT genus of Neotropical parrots not mentioned. Where's Forpus? Bolborhynchus? Touit? Pionites? Seriously, what the hell? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 200.105.115.201 (talk) 23:06, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing that out. If you find anymore missing genera or species, please let me know   User:Dunkleosteus77 |push to talk  16:55, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Confusion with format and repetitions in table[edit]

I have found the table for the first time today, and I am a bit confused by it. If the aims of the table were made clearer then editors would be able to work towards these aims. The binomial names are duplicated frequently, probably intentionally, where there are more than one common name for a parrot. I am not sure what the third column is for, if there are "synonyms", why do they not present in the first column of common names? I think that the presence of intentional repetitions should be clearly explained on the page. Snowman 17:48, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

I just made the table sortable, the data is only what was already there; it's just that the table makes the repetition more obvious. I've no idea of the rationale to the synonyms. Presumably the synonyms could be absorbed into column 1, and the third column lost or retitled for comments latter would be easier. Jimfbleak 05:23, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Scrolling list[edit]

Does this fit on your screen (left to right, not up and down)?   User:Dunkleosteus77 |push to talk  00:14, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

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Genus Psittacus (gray parrots) Brisson, 1760 – two species
Common name Scientific name IUCN Red List Status Range Picture
African gray parrot P. erithacus
Linnaeus, 1758
gVU IUCN Congo Grey Parrot range.jpg Psittacus erithacus -perching on tray-8d.jpg
Timneh parrot P. timneh
Fraser, 1844
gVU IUCN Timnehdist.gif Psittacus erithacus timneh-parrot on cage.jpg
Genus Poicephalus Swainson, 1837 – nine species
Common name Scientific name IUCN Red List Status Range Picture
Senegal parrot P. senegalus
Linnaeus, 1766
LC IUCN West Africa (excluding the Maghreb) Poicephalus senegalus -Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain-8.jpg
Red-bellied parrot P. rufiventris
Rüppell, 1845
LC IUCN Eastern Horn of Africa, eastern Kenya, and northeast Tanzania Red-bellied Parrot pair in a cage.JPG
Rüppell's parrot P. rueppellii
Gray, 1849
LC IUCN Northern Namibia and the coast of Angola Poicephalus rueppellii -Hobatere Lodge, Kamanjab, Namibia-8.jpg
Cape parrot P. robustus
Gmelin, 1788
LC IUCN Cape Parrot, range.png Poicephalus robustus -South Africa-6a.jpg
Meyer's parrot P. meyeri
Cretzschmar, 1827
LC IUCN Meyer's Parrot, range & races.png Poicephalus meyeri -Zimbabwe -two-8-3c.jpg
Red-fronted parrot P. gulielmi
Jardine, 1849
LC IUCN Poicephalus gulielmi - subspecies ranges in Africa.jpg Poicephalus gulielmi -Birds of Eden -South Africa-8a-3c.jpg
Yellow-fronted parrot P. flavifrons
Rüppell, 1845
LC IUCN Western Ethiopia Poicephalus flavifrons -near Bishangari Lodge, Ethiopia-8.jpg
Brown-headed parrot P. cryptoxanthus
Peters, 1854
LC IUCN Southeast African coast Brown-headed Parrot (Poicephalus cryptoxanthus) (11688869593).jpg
Niam-Niam parrot P. crassus
Sharpe, 1884
LC IUCN Central Central African Republic
@Mattximus: How about now?   User:Dunkleosteus77 |push to talk  05:01, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
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Genus Psittacus (gray parrots) Brisson, 1760 – two species
Common name Scientific name IUCN Red List Status Range Picture
African gray parrot P. erithacus
Linnaeus, 1758
gVU IUCN Congo Grey Parrot range.jpg Psittacus erithacus -perching on tray-8d.jpg
Timneh parrot P. timneh
Fraser, 1844
gVU IUCN Timnehdist.gif Psittacus erithacus timneh-parrot on cage.jpg
Without the "width" parameter it'll end up looking like this.   User:Dunkleosteus77 |push to talk  16:27, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
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Genus Psittacus (gray parrots) Brisson, 1760 – two species
Common name Scientific name IUCN Red List Status Range Picture
African gray parrot P. erithacus
Linnaeus, 1758
gVU IUCN Congo Grey Parrot range.jpg Psittacus erithacus -perching on tray-8d.jpg
Timneh parrot P. timneh
Fraser, 1844
gVU IUCN Timnehdist.gif Psittacus erithacus timneh-parrot on cage.jpg
Genus Cyanoliseus Bonaparte, 1854 – one species
Common name Scientific name IUCN Red List Status Range Picture
Burrowing parrot C. patagonus
Vieillot, 1818
LC IUCN Central Argentina stretching to the coasts Burrowing Parrot RWD1.jpg
Genus Enicognathus Gray, 1840 – two species
Common name Scientific name IUCN Red List Status Range Picture
Slender-billed parakeet E. leptorhynchus
King, 1831
LC IUCN Central Chilean coast (central meaning halfway between the northern and southern extremes) Slender-billed Parakeet.jpg
Austral parakeet E. ferrugineus
Müller, 1776
LC IUCN Eastern Patagonian coast, southern Tierra del Fuego, Malvinas (of the Falkland Islands), South Sandwich Islands, and South Georgia Cachaña.jpg

Ages[edit]

Now-blocked editor Christian Orellana created an un-sourced page with many parrots and their ages listed. He's blocked and I'm going to move the page to User:Christian Orellana/Parrot lifespan shortly so the information is not lost through PROD/AFD. If the information is not used (with sources!) within a few months, the page can be deleted. If the information is used, the page should be retained for its edit history. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 17:44, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

The page was created at Parrot Lifespan and moved to Parrot lifespan. I'm putting this here so people doing "What links here" on these soon-to-be-deleted pages can find this discussion. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 17:56, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Today's featured list[edit]

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Blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) in flight
Blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) in flight

There are 402 species of parrots, birds that collectively make up the order Psittaciformes. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea ("true" parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos), and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots). Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution, with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is in South America and Australasia. Of the known parrot species, 387 are extant; the remaining extinct species all went extinct after 1500 C.E. and are thus considered to be recently extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. (Full list...)