Parrots & Parakeets

Parrots are one of the largest families of birds with over 365 species in the world. Costa Rica has 17 species of parrots and parakeets, all interesting, beautiful, and valuable in their own way. This is what you need to know about some of Costa Rica's most iconic species.

The Parrots and Parakeets of Costa Rica

These Costa Rican birds vary a lot in size, from tiny little parakeets to very large macaws. 
As a fun fact, parrots are one of the few birds that can imitate human voices. They live very long lives, too, and some are known to live over one hundred years. Because of these reasons and their vibrant plumage, many people enjoy parrots and parakeets as pets. 
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