Top 21 Most Colorful Parrot Species Found in The World

Parrots are beautiful birds features strong curved bill and there are roughly 398 species found worldwide. The family includes macaw, parrot, cockatoo, Parakeet, lorikeet, lory, Rosella and Galah, Hers is the list of 21 most colorful parrot species found in the world.

Scarlet Macaw, South America


Scarlet macaw found in Amazon forest, from Bolivia, Panama to Costa Rica and Venezuela to Brazil in lowlands. The scarlet macaw confused with the green-winged macaw and are now found worldwide in captivity – A popular pet and cage bird in the world along with Budgerigar.

Sun Conure, Brazil

Sun parakeet with golden-yellow plumage are vibrantly colored species of parrot native to South America. The sun conure mainly feed on fruits, berries, seeds and nuts, typically living in flocks and now listed as endangered by the IUCN.

Eclectus Parrot, Solomon Islands

The eclectus parrot noted for extreme sexual dimorphism of the colours of the plumage, Male having emerald green plumage and female is mostly red and blue plumage. Eclectus parrots are also more popular cage birds and also found in New Guinea and northeastern Australia.

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Australia


Sulphur-crested cockatoo are found in New Guinea, Australia and some of the islands of Indonesia. The large white cockatoo is a seasonal breeder in Australia and also live in many urban areas as well as they are very intelligent.

Bronze-winged Parrot, South America

Bronze-winged parrot found in forest and woodland in South America, mainly occurs at altitudes of 900–1400 m and prefers the canopy of dense forest. Like all the parrots family, Bronze-Winged Pionus also nests in tree cavities and eggs are white.

Dusky lory, New Guinea

The dusky lory found in New Guinea, are short-tailed parrot and also native to the nearby Indonesian islands. Dusky lory species of parrots are listed as one of the top 10 most beautiful species of parrots in the world.

Plum-headed Parakeet, India


The plum-headed parakeet is endemic to the Indian Subcontinent,the males with purple head and the females with grey head. There are 12 species of Parakeets found in India, Vernal hanging parrot,rose-ringed parakeet, blossom-headed parakeet and Alexandrine parakeet are the most common species of parrots.

Grey Parrot, Africa

Grey parrots are native to Africa, found from Kenya to Ivory Coast and are the most talking or mimicking bird. African grey parrots are found from dense moist lowland forests to rainforests of central Africa.

Rainbow lorikeet, Australia


Rainbow lorikeet is the most colorful species of parrot found in Australia, feed mainly on fruit and nectar. There are 8 more species of lorikeet found in Australia known as Musk lorikeet, Little lorikeet, Purple-crowned lorikeet and Varied lorikeet and Coconut lorikeet.

Cockatiel, Australia


Cockatiel are small parrot from the family of cockatoo and endemic to Australia, second in popularity as caged bird only to the budgerigar. The cockatiel have emerged in various colours in captivity and are found in arid or semi-arid area.

Yellow-naped Amazon

The yellow-naped amazon parrot is an endangered amazon parrot and popular in aviculture, Green amazon parrot along with Yellow-crowned amazon and Panama amazon are about 30 species of parrots, native to the New World of Amazon.

Rose-Ringed Parakeet, India


The rose-ringed parakeet is successfully adapted to living in urban area, disturbed habitats and listed as least concern. Indian ring-necked parakeet now introduced into many other parts of the world and are popular as pets.



The galah is endemic to the mainland and one of the most common cockatoos bird from mainland Australia. Galah or pink and grey cockatoo can be found in open country in almost all parts of Australia and Tasmania.

Hyacinth Macaw

Hyacinth macaw is the largest species of macaw and the largest flying parrot in the world, so the species is classified as Vulnerable. The hyacinth macaw feeds exclusively on the brazil nut,seeds, macadamia nuts and various kinds of seeds.

Golden Parakeet

Golden parakeet or golden conure are native to the Amazon river basin in Brazil and are a social species and feeding on fruits. The golden parakeets are medium-sized golden-yellow parrot, threatened by deforestation and listed as vulnerable.

Budgerigar, Australia


Budgerigars are small species of seed-eating parrot also known as budgie and are the only species in the genus. The Budgies are very popular pets around the world and with colouring of blues, whites, yellows, greys.

Black-headed Parrot

The black-headed parrot found in river forest of the Amazon River in Brazil to Venezuela, There are four species in this family. Black-headed parrots are popular in aviculture and eat mostly flowers, pulp, and seeds and possibly insects.

Eastern Rosella


Eastern rosella are native to Australian continent and Tasmania, also been introduced to New Zealand and the species is found in lightly wooded country. Green rosella, Eastern rosella and Western rosella are popular species of parrot from the Australia.

Blue and Yellow Macaw, South America

The blue and yellow macaw is another most beautiful species of large South American parrot and very popular in aviculture. Blue-and-yellow macaw, red-and-green macaw, blue-throated macaw, great green macaw and indigo macaw are few more beautiful species of macaw parrots found in the world.

Australian King Parrot

King Parrot

The king parrot is endemic to eastern Australia and found in eucalyptus wooded areas and feed on fruits and seeds. Australian king parrot frequently seen in groups with various other species of rosella.

New Zealand Kaka, New Zealand

The New Zealand kaka is a large species of parrot from the native forest of New Zealand, The kaka is closely related to the kea and like other species of parrots eats fruits, berries, seeds and nests in hollow trees.

There are more known species of beautiful parrots found in the world such as Kea,Carolina parakeet, Malabar parakeet, Vernal hanging parrot, Golden parakeet,Yellow-naped amazon and Rosella.

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