Some of the most colourful and impressive birds are parrots - and there are over 370 species that can be found in pretty much all the tropical areas around the world.

Parrots are intelligent birds with vibrant and colourful plumage, which is usually mostly green with varying amounts of other bright colours. Other characteristic features include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, short legs and strong claws.

Parrots find walking a little awkward and they sway a little clumsily from side to side as they go! Although no good for walking, their feet, toes and claws act more like hands, so they can grab food and makes them fantastic climbers.

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