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First fossil lungs found in dinosaur-era bird
Preserved for 120 million years, the organs offer fresh perspective on the origins of avian flight.
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Despite Thousands in Captivity, This Rare Songbird Is Going Extinct
Long coveted for songbird competitions in Indonesia, black-winged mynahs have almost disappeared from the wild.
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This Famous Dinosaur Could Fly, But Unlike Anything Alive Today
The animal's wings resemble those of pheasants, but it couldn't flap quite like today's birds.
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Rare Baby Bird Fossil Found In Dino Era Rock
The 127-million-year-old hatchling could provide insight into avian evolution.
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Oil And Gas Drilling Is Causing Birds To Have Fewer Chicks
A new study is the first in any animal to link noise pollution to stress and show that this connection can disrupt reproduction.
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Why These Birds Carry Flames In Their Beaks
Australia's indigenous peoples have long observed "firehawks" spreading wildfires throughout the country's tropical landscapes.
About Parrot

The parrots are a broad order of more than 350 birds. Macaws, Amazons, lorikeets, lovebirds, cockatoos and many others are all considered parrots.

Though there is great diversity among these birds, there are similarities as well. All parrots have curved beaks and all are zygodactyls, meaning they have four toes on each foot, two pointing forward and two projecting backward. Most parrots eat fruit, flowers, buds, nuts, seeds, and some small creatures such as insects.

Fast Facts 

Type: Bird

Diet: Omnivore

Average life span in the wild: Up to 80 years

Size: 3.5 in (8.7cm) to 40 in (100 cm)

Weight: 2.25 oz (65 g) to 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)

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