** They can be found in about five continents. The Amazon, New Guinea, and Australia have the greatest variety of parrots.

** Puck, a budgerigar, created a Guinness World Record in 1995 as the bird with the largest vocabulary in the world. He knew about 1,728 words when the Guinness Book went to press.

** Today, parrots are among the most threatened bird species. The main reason for the decline in the number of wild parrots are pet trade and deforestation.

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