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grass parrot

Syllabification: grass par·rot
(also grass parakeet)

Definition of grass parrot in English:

noun

Australian
A small parrot frequenting grassy country.
  • Family Psittacidae: several genera, in particular Psephotus and Neophema
Example sentences
  • The budgerigar, cockatiel, kakariki, princess parrot, regent, king parrot, grass parrot and smaller lorikeets make delightful pet birds, all capable of talking.
  • Turquoisine Grass Parrot usually likes to live at the edges of woodlands besides the open grass pasturelands.
  • The Orange-bellied Parrot is a small 'grass parrot' of coastal south-eastern Australia.

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