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Tropical and Exotic Birds

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Macaw is the tropical bird.
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You won’t find tropical birds in your backyard. Wild tropical birds are only found in very warm climates, but they are often raised as pets. Toucans, parrots, parakeets and cockatoos are among the smartest birds on the planet. They can learn tricks and even copy your speech. Some can sing songs.

A Macaw on a Twig Image - Science for Kids All About Tropical and Exotic Birds
All about tropical and Exotic Birds: Macaw is the tropical bird.

Tropical birds are often brightly colored and have long bills. They’re omnivores that eat seeds, nuts, fruit and insects. Some tropical birds eat small lizards and animals.

Group of Parakeet on a Branch Image
Parakeets also belong to exotic and tropical birds.

Fun Facts about Tropical and Exotic Birds

  • The parrot family includes parrots, macaws, cockatoos, cockatiels and parakeets, among others.
  • Parrots can live 80 years or more.
  • Tropical birds are very noisy. They scream and screech.
  • These clever birds need a large cage or aviary. They get into trouble if they’re bored.
Toucan Eating a Fruit Image
Toucans are tropical birds and love eating fresh fruits.

Tropical and Exotic Bird Vocabulary

  1. Bill: beak
  2. Omnivore: eats both plants and meat
  3. Screech: loud, harsh noise
  4. Clever: intelligent
  5. Aviary: large home for birds
Brightly Colored Tropical Birds Image
Tropical birds are often brightly colored and have long bills. They’re omnivores that eat seeds, nuts, fruit and insects.

Learn More All About Tropical and Exotic Birds

Take a trip to the tropical rainforest through this video and learn about the different kinds of exotic birds:

A documentary clip that teaches all about all about tropical and exotic birds and how to identify them.

Tropical and Exotic Bird Q&A

Question: Do tropical birds make nests?

Answer: Sometimes, but usually they lay their eggs in holes in trees.

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Question: Do toucans like fruity cereal?

Answer: Maybe, but fresh fruit is better for them.

 

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