are highly colored, beautiful birds that are very popular as pets. They are in the order of Psittaciformes with true parrots being in the family Psittacidae with about 330 species.

Subfamily Psittrichadinae (Pesquet's Parrot)
Tribe Psittrichadini
Pesquet's Parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus)

Subfamily Coracopsinae (vasa parrots)
Tribe Coracopsini

Subfamily Psittacinae (African parrots)
Tribe Psittacini
Genus Psittacus
African Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus,
Genus Poicephalus
Subfamily Arinae (American parrots)
Tribe Forpini
Forpus (7 species)
Tribe Brotogerini
Brotogeris (8 species)
Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis
Myiopsitta (1-2 species)
Tribe Bolborhynchini
Nannopsittaca (2 species)
Psilopsiagon (2 species, formerly in Bolborhynchus)
Bolborhynchus (3 species)
Touit (8 species)
Tribe Amazonini (Amazons and kin)
Pionopsitta – Pileated Parrot
Triclaria – Blue-bellied Parrot
Hapalopsittaca (4 species)
Rusty-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca amazonina)
Red-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca pyrrhops)
Fuertes's Parrot (Hapalopsittaca fuertesi)
Black-winged Parrot (Hapalopsittaca melanotis)
Pyrilia (7 species; all previously included in Pionopsitta).
Pionus (7 or 8 species)
Blue-headed Pionus Pionus menstruus
Graydidascalus – Short-tailed Parrot
Alipiopsitta – Yellow-faced Parrot (previously in Amazona, Salvatoria)
Amazona – amazon parrots
Red-crowned Amazon, Amazona viridigenalis
Red-lored Parrot Amazona autumnalis
Red-necked Amazon, Amazona arausiaca
Mealy Parrot Amazona farinose
White-fronted Amazon Amazona albifro
Yellow-naped Amazon Amazona auropalliata

Arini (see macaws and conures and kin)
Genus Aratinga
Blue-crowned Parakeet, Aratinga acuticaudata
Green Parakeet, Aratinga holochlora
Pacific Parakeet, Aratinga (holochlora) strenua
Socorro Parakeet, Aratinga brevipes
Red-throated Parakeet, Aratinga rubritorquis
Scarlet-fronted Parakeet, Aratinga wagleri
Mitred Parakeet, Aratinga mitrata
Chapman's Parakeet, Aratinga (mitrata) alticola (proposed as monotypic species)
Hocking's Parakeet, Aratinga hockingi (possible new species first described in 2006)
Red-masked Parakeet, Aratinga erythrogenys
Crimson-fronted Parakeet, Aratinga finschi
White-eyed Parakeet, Aratinga leucophthalmus
Cuban Parakeet, Aratinga euops
Guadeloupe Parakeet, Aratinga labati (extinct)
Hispaniolan Parakeet, Aratinga chloroptera
Sun Parakeet, Aratinga solstitialis
Sulphur-breasted Parakeet, Aratinga maculata
Jandaya Parakeet, Aratinga jandaya
Golden-capped Parakeet, Aratinga auricapilla
Dusky-headed Parakeet, Aratinga weddellii
Brown-throated Parakeet, Aratinga pertinax
Olive-throated Parakeet, Aratinga nana
Orange-fronted Parakeet, Aratinga canicularis
Peach-fronted Parakeet, Aratinga aurea
Cactus (Caatinga) Parakeet, Aratinga cactorum
Subfamily Psittaculinae
Tribe Psittaculini (Asian psittacines)
Genus Psittinus
Blue-rumped Parrot, Psittinus cyanurus
Genus Geoffroyus
Red-cheeked Parrot, Geoffroyus geoffroyi
Blue-collared Parrot, Geoffroyus simplex
Song Parrot, Geoffroyus heteroclitus
Genus Prioniturus
Montane Racket-tail, Prioniturus montanus
Mindanao Racket-tail, Prioniturus waterstradti
Blue-headed Racket-tail, Prioniturus platenae
Green Racket-tail, Prioniturus luconensis
Blue-crowned Racket-tail, Prioniturus discurus
Blue-winged Racket-tail, Prioniturus verticalis
Yellow-breasted Racket-tail, Prioniturus flavicans
Golden-mantled Racket-tail, Prioniturus platurus
Buru Racket-tail, Prioniturus mada
Genus Tanygnathus
Great-billed Parrot, Tanygnathus megalorynchos
Blue-naped Parrot, Tanygnathus lucionensis
Blue-backed Parrot, Tanygnathus sumatranus
Black-lored Parrot, Tanygnathus gramineus
Genus Eclectus
Eclectus Parrot, Eclectus roratus
Genus Alisterus
Australian King Parrot, Alisterus scapularis
Moluccan King Parrot, Alisterus amboinensis
Papuan King Parrot, Alisterus chloropterus
Genus Aprosmictus
Olive-shouldered Parrot, Aprosmictus jonquillaceus
Red-winged Parrot, Aprosmictus erythropterus
Genus Polytelis
Superb Parrot, Polytelis swainsonii
Regent Parrot, Polytelis anthopeplus
Princess Parrot, Polytelis alexandrae
Genus Psittacula
Pezopornini (ground parrots)
Platycercini (broad-tailed parrots)
Genus Neophema
Blue-winged Parrot, Neophema chrysostoma
Elegant Parrot, Neophema elegans
Rock Parrot, Neophema petrophila
Orange-bellied Parrot, Neophema chrysogaster
Turquoise Parrot, Australian Turquoisine Parrot Neophema pulchella
Scarlet-chested Parrot, Neophema splendida
Agapornini (lovebirds and hang parrots) see lovebirds
Lorini (lories and lorikeets, fig parrots and pygmy parrots, and Budgerigar) – see lories