10 Parrot Species in Arizona (+ Pictures)

by Alex Kountry
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Parrots are colorful birds that belong to the order Psittaciformes. There are over 350 species of parrots, which are grouped into cockatiels, parakeets, cockatoos, and macaws.

Parrots are fun creatures that are mostly kept as pets in the United States.

If you’re wondering what species of parrots can be found in Arizona, sit back and relax.

This article features 10 Arizona parrot species that can be found in Arizona. Continue reading to find out.

1. The Grand Eclectus 

The Grand Eclectus is commonly found in Australia, New Guinea, Maluku Island, the Solomon Islands, and Sumba. However, they can be spotted in a zoo in Arizona.

This bird looks a lot like the Solomon Eclectus. They weigh 440g and feed on seed, fruit, buds, seeds, and nectar.

This parrot is a lot different from other Eclectus.

When compared to other Eclectus they are smaller in size, they have a stockier build and a narrower beak and their plumage is less vibrant.

The colors of the male and female Grand Eclectus are completely different. Males have bright green plumage and females have red plumage.

They were mistakenly believed to be two different species because of their distinctive colors.

2. Rainbow Lorikeet 

The rainbow lorikeet is a medium-sized parrot that is native to Australia.

These birds get their name from their bright and colorful plumage. It lives in areas like the coastal bush, rainforest, and woodland areas.

They have a size range of 25 to 30 cm.

These birds are wonderful pets.

However, because they are such playful birds, if you plan to keep them as pets, you should create a lot of free time to spend with them.

They should be given a lot of toys because they are active birds and need them to keep their beaks and minds occupied.

These birds have been observed flying in pairs when out in the wild. They occasionally form flocks in response to calls, then split up once more into pairs.

Their diets consist of fruit, nectar, and pollen. Grain, seeds, berries, and other safe bird foods can be given to domestic rainbow lorikeets.

3. Dusky Lory

This colorful bird is a sight to behold.

They are members of the Psittaculidae family and are widely distributed throughout New Guinea as well as the offshore islands of Batanta, Yapen, and Salawati.

An alternative name for these lovely duskies is Dusky-Orange Lory.

The short-tailed parrot has a length of around 10 inches. And this parrot comes in more than 60 different species. It typically has a lifespan of 28 to 32 years.

The orange and yellow varieties are the two color phases of the Dusky Lory.

Both varieties have a white rump, an orange collar, and a golden-brown crown. They also have grey legs, red eyes, and dark orange beaks.

The male and female Dusky Lory are virtually identical.

4. Blue-fronted Amazon 

The Blue-Fronted Amazon is a medium-sized parrot with a comic personality.

This bird has a green body, a yellow face, a dark grey beak, and red patches on its shoulders. It also has blue feathers around its beak.

These entertaining birds make excellent pets.

They enjoy human company greatly, so if you want to keep them as pets, you have to devote a significant amount of time to them.

This parrot is quite large; adults can grow to be 15-17 inches long and weigh 14-15 ounces.

The average lifespan of these birds is 40 years, but some can live for about 80 – 100 years.

They are native to Germany, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Paraguay.

5. Military Macaw

This friendly parrot gets its name from its vibrant green color which is very similar to that of a military uniform.

These parrots are native to South and Central America. The social and calm temperament of this parrot is a remarkable quality.

They enjoy interacting with people, which makes them a great choice for a pet.

Military macaws eat fruits, vegetables, berries, seeds, and nuts in their natural habitat.

A similar diet can be given to pets and military macaws; but they should eat fruits and vegetables that are safe for birds, as well as high-quality seeds.

6. Sun Conure

Venezuela, Guyana, and northern Brazil are the original homes of this companion bird. This bird stands out thanks to its stunning bright yellow and orange plumage.

Not only are these birds gorgeous, but they are also lively, expressive, and vocal.

These vibrant birds have long, tapering tails, black beaks, and white rings around their eyes.

The adult male and female share many characteristics, but they are also clearly different in some ways.

The coloration of male species is more vivid than that of female species.

The females have a rounder, smaller head, whereas the males have a squarer, flatter head.

The sun conure has a length of about 12 inches and weighs about 110g. This bird species can live between 15 and 25 years if given adequate nutrition.

These birds are omnivores and consume a variety of insects, fruits, seeds, flowers, nuts, and berries.

7. Scarlet Macaw

This South and Central American parrot is a common parrot used as a pet.

These birds are utterly adorable due to their stunning yellow, red, and blue plumage. Male and female scarlet macaws have similar appearances.

These large birds measure 32 inches in length, however, their long tails make up a large percentage of their length.

These birds are foodies, and they can consume fruits that are considered toxic to other animals.

They can eat foods like nuts without difficulty thanks to their strong beak. They also consume berries, seeds, and leaves.

8. Crimson Rosella

The medium-sized Crimson Rosella is a native of eastern and south-eastern Australia.

This parrot has seven subspecies, and they all share similar traits. The vibrant colors of this parrot make them attractive pets to keep.

The similarities between the male and female counterparts are quite striking.

However, the male gender has larger beaks, and they are also significantly larger than the females.

These birds build their nests in hollows, and the parents alternate in keeping an eye on the young.

But for the first six days after the chicks hatch from their eggs, the mother takes care of all of their feedings.

The father helps her take care of the chicks afterward. If given the proper care, these birds can live for over 25 years.

9. Green-winged Macaw 

You might presume a green bird based on its name.

These birds have vibrant green and blue wings and tail feathers, but their heads and bodies are primarily red.

They originated in South America, and they occupy the savannah and tropical rainforest.

These birds are the second-largest parrot species in the world. They are about 37 inches in length.

These large parrots can live up to 80 years; however, to survive that long, they require the right nutrition and care.

10. Hyacinth Macaw

This parrot is native to central and eastern South America.

The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest flight parrot in the world. Their length earned them this position; they are about 3 feet and 3 inches long.

This bird occupies areas like open woodlands and palm swamps.

These birds have long, pointed tails. Its feathers are entirely blue; however, the feathers around the neck can sometimes be slightly grey.

The ring around the parrots’ eyes and the area just underneath the beak are vibrant yellow.

The Hyacinth macaws are known for their incredible calm temperament which earned them the name “the gentle giants of the parrot world.”


This article reveals 10 species of parrots that are found in Arizona.

Parrots are amazing creatures that stand out due to their vibrant colors. Because of their friendly nature, many of these birds are kept as pets.

These birds are not only calm, but they also enjoy human company. While most parrots have little differences in the visual spectrum, some others do not.

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About the author

Alex Kountry

Alex Kountry is the founder of HayFarmGuy and has been a backyard farmer for over 10 years. Since then he has decided to write helpful articles that will help you become a better backyard farmer and know what to do. He also loves to play tennis and read books


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