• an order of birds that includes about 353 species
  • grouped into two families: the cockatoo, and the true parrots
  • All have a curved beak shape with the upper mandible having slight mobility
  • All have two toes at the front of each foot and two at the back
  • found in most warm regions of the world
  • India , Southeast Asia and West Africa , Australia , south America, and Central America
  • The Caroline Parakeet, now extinct, lived in the United States