8 Top Colorful Parrot Species

By Sharon Dawson March 19, 2024, 11:08 AM

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1. Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

With its vibrant scarlet plumage, royal blue wings, and yellow accents, the Scarlet Macaw is one of the most iconic and colorful parrot species in the world. Found in the rainforests of Central and South America, these large macaws are breathtaking to behold.

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2. Eclectus Parrot (Eclectus roratus)

Eclectus Parrots exhibit extreme sexual dimorphism, with males displaying vivid green plumage and females adorned in striking red and purple hues. They are native to the rainforests of the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and nearby islands.

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3. Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)

As their name suggests, Rainbow Lorikeets are a riot of colors, featuring hues of green, blue, yellow, orange, and red. These playful and energetic parrots are native to Australia, where they inhabit woodlands, forests, and urban areas.

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4. Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)

Also known as the Blue-and-gold Macaw, this species boasts bright blue upperparts, golden-yellow underparts, and a distinctive white facial patch. They are native to the forests of South America and are highly popular in aviculture.

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5. Sun Conure (Aratinga solstitialis)

Sun Conures are renowned for their vibrant plumage, which features shades of orange, yellow, green, and blue. Native to South America, these small parrots are prized for their playful personalities and affectionate nature.

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6. Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)

Found in Australia, the Crimson Rosella is a striking parrot species with deep crimson plumage, blue cheeks, and patches of bright yellow. They inhabit forests, woodlands, and parks, often foraging on the ground for food.

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7. Yellow-collared Macaw (Primolius auricollis)

The Yellow-collared Macaw is a petite species of macaw with predominantly green plumage, a yellow collar encircling the neck, and blue wing feathers. They are native to parts of South America and are known for their charming personalities.

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8. Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus)

Senegal Parrots may not boast the same flamboyant colors as some larger parrot species, but they are striking in their own right, with emerald green plumage, yellow underparts, and flashes of orange on the chest. They hail from West Africa and are popular as pets due to their intelligence and playful demeanor.

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