Genus Pezoporus


Australian parrot - The Night Parrot is a small broad-tailed parrot endemic to the continent of Australia. The species was originally placed within its own genus , The well-known budgerigar is a not-too-distant relative of these birds.


Ground parrot - The coloration of the two Pezoporus species and the Kakapo is similar – yellowish-green with darker barring, somewhat reminiscent of the head and back of the wild-type budgerigar. This is not an indication of a true relationship, however, but either adaptation to a particular lifestyle or a feature retained from ancestral parrots; probably the latter as barred plumage is found all over the family, from the tiny tiger parrots to female cockatiels.

Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Pezoporus