When we see a parrot, we stop, draw in a breath, and marvel at its beauty.
Parrots fascinate people. Is it just because they are beautiful? Or is it also because they are playful? Or maybe it’s because they are clever. After all, who can resist a bird that can talk!
Australian parrots is the perfect introduction to this fascinating group of birds. It provides basic information on where they live, what they look like, what they eat and how they breed. It features colour photographs that give young readers an eyewitness view of the behaviour of true parrots and cockatoos.
Australian parrots is ideal for 6 to 12 year olds who are interested in parrots and want to learn more about them.
Parrots are colourful, and clever …
A Long-billed Corella is an awesome sight.
… and stunningly beautiful.
A Scaly-breasted Lorikeet has glossy green feathers.
So what are parrots?
Parrots are birds that are brilliantly coloured. A parrot has a strong curved beak. It also has two toes facing forwards and two toes facing backwards on each foot.
An Eastern Rosella has brilliant red, yellow green and blue feathers.
Parrots are active during the day and sleep at night.
This female Red-rumped Parrot is looking for food during the day.