Welcome to Lars Bodin’s Encyclopedia of Parrots.

All content is freely available to view online – you don’t need to register or pay anything, just feel free to browse the pages and see if you can learn something new!  However, before you copy and distribute any material from this site please read this page about Copyright & Creative Commons License first, thank you!

The first version of this encyclopedia was started in 1999 but in Danish only. In 2017 the encyclopedia went through a major update with a new modern layout, new content, new server etc. With the improved logging I became aware that the encyclopedia was visited by people from all over the world and I decided to start working on an English version; this work started in December 2017.

This encyclopedia currently contains description of 74 species + 144 pages with general information, various index and overview of all parrot genus and species.

The encyclopedia has been updated according to the official birdnames defined by the IOC World Bird List version 13.1 (2023).

Danish readers should check out the Danish version, which currently contains more than 165 species.

I will continue updating The Encyclopedia of Parrots with descriptions and photos of more species whenever I have some free time for this project. My ultimate goal is that this Encyclopedia will contain information and photos of all parrot species.


Any contribution to this encyclopedia is most welcome – especially high quality photos of any species that I am currently missing or where my photos are old low quality photos. Your photo(s) will be tagged with a copyright notice and also listed on the Thank You page.

If you notice any errors or miss some important information please feel free to contact me by email: mail@lars-bodin.dk or write a comment on these pages (don’t worry if you can’t see your comment right away – all comments must be approved before being made public to avoid spammers).

How to navigate this site

If you are looking for a specific species try using the SEARCH button, which you will find in the upper right corner of every page. 

This site is divided into three parts, which are easily accessed using the menu bar at the top:

  • INTRODUCTION – Contains various information about this site – new readers are recommended to start here.
  • INFORMATION – Contains general information about parrots.
  • ENCYCLOPEDIA – This is the main part of this site; the encyclopedia contains various listings of all parrot species sorted by scientific name, English name etc. Click one of the links here to read more about a specific genus or species.

On most pages you will see a MAIN INDEX button in the upper right corner – this will open the main encyclopedia index, where you find a list of all the genus (the same page can be opened using the ENCYCLOPEDIA menu). 

However, on pages describing a specific species the button in the upper right corner will instead link to the page with general information of the genus the specific species belong to.

Use the blue ‘<<‘ and ‘>>‘ buttons at the bottom to browse through the pages on this site.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or send an email to mail@lars-bodin.dk

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Under construction

Did you not find what you are searching for? Feel free to send me an email mail@lars-bodin.dk or bookmark this site and come back later. More photos and descriptions of species are being added so make sure to check back later. 🙂


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