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n. - Coextensive with the order of birds including parrots and amazons and cockatoos and lorikeets and lories and macaws and parakeets.

Usage examples (7)
  • Although the Psittacidae are Pantropical in distribution, indications are that they probably originated in the Old
  • They belong to the Psittacidae, or parrot tribe, and are known at once by the great length of their tails, and by having their cheeks destitute of feathers.
  • Resultados Preliminares del Proyecto Ecología, Biología, y Situación Actual de la cotorra (Amazona barbadensis: Psittacidae) en la Isla de Margarita, Nueva Esparta.
  • "It was David who shot the bird," I said, "but it was Oliver who saw by its multi-coloured plumage that it was one of the Psittacidae, an excellent substitute for... for more
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