Psittaciformes love

Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic order within the subclass Neognathae — the cockatoos and parrots.

Etymologies

Psittacus +‎ -iformes. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The species is unknown, but her name lives on: it was Psittace, from which scientists derive Psittaciformes, the scientific order to which parrots, which include the lovebirds, cockatiels, and cockatoos, belong.

    Birdology

  • Parrots, parakeets, parrotlets and macaws are all parrots in the order Psittaciformes.

    chron.com Chronicle

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