Poznata veoma mnogobrojna porodica većinom lepih šumskih ptica u Aziji, Africi i Americi.
Šarena ili zelena ptica koja potiče iz tropskih krajeva, papiga (nem.)
cockatoo / kɑːkətuː /
Množina reči cockatoo je cockatoos.
ETYM Malayan kakatűa.
White or light-colored crested parrot of the Australian region; often kept as cage birds.
Any of several crested parrots, especially of the genus Cacatua. They usually have light-colored plumage with tinges of red, yellow, or orange on the face, and an erectile crest on the head. They are native to Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands.
There are about 17 species, one of the most familiar being the sulfur-crested cockatoo C. galerita of Australia and New Guinea, about 50 cm/20 in long, white with a yellow crest and dark beak.
lory / lɔːri /
Množina reči lory je lories.
ETYM Hind. and Malay. lűrî, nűrî.
Small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits.
Small Australasian parrot, feeding on flower nectar.
Any of various types of Australasian, honey-eating, brilliantly colored parrot.
parrot / perət /
Množina reči parrot je parrots.
ETYM Prob. from French Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. French pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Related to Paroquet, Petrel, Petrify.
1. A copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated.
2. Usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds.
Any bird of the order Psittaciformes, abundant in the tropics, especially in Australia and South America. They are mainly vegetarian, and range in size from the 8.5 cm/3.5 in pygmy parrot to the 100 cm/40 in Amazon parrot. The smaller species are commonly referred to as parakeets. The plumage is often very colorful, and the call is usually a harsh screech. Several species are endangered.
Parrots all have hooked bills and feet adapted for tree climbing. One of the rarest is the imperial parrot, found only in Dominica in the Caribbean, which is threatened by deforestation. The talent for imitating human speech is marked in the gray parrot Psittacus erithacus of Africa. Parrots were among the first items to be traded between natives and European settlers and merchants. These colorful birds have been valued as pets in the western world for many centuries. In 1986, 600,000 parrots were caught and sold.
poll / poʊl /
Množina reči poll je polls.
Sinonimi: public opinion poll · canvass · poll parrot
(Homonym: Pole, pole).
1. An inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people; SYN. public opinion poll, canvass.
2. The counting of votes (as in an election).
3. The part of the head between the ears.
4. A tame parrot; SYN. poll parrot.
5. Head, especially top or back part of head of animal; striking face of hammer.