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ˈsɪt əˌsaɪn, -sɪnpsittacine

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  1. psittacinenoun

    Any bird in the order Psittaciformes: a parrot.

  2. psittacineadjective

    Of or pertaining to parrots.

  3. Etymology: ψιττακός.


  1. psittacine

    Psittacinae is a subfamily of Afrotropical or Old World parrots, native to sub-Saharan Africa, which include twelve species and two extant genera. Among the species is the iconic grey parrot. The Poicephalus are usually green birds with different colored heads; the larger Psittacus are light grey with red tails. African parrots (at least the grey parrot) have been known in Europe since Roman times.The African parrots, unlike their Neotropical cousins, are polyphyletic: Agapornis of Africa and Madagascar was found to be the sister group to Loriculus of Australasia and Indo-Malayasia and together they clustered with the Australasian Loriinae, Cyclopsittacini and Melopsittacus. Poicephalus and Psittacus from mainland Africa formed the sister group of the Neotropical Arinae and Coracopsis from Madagascar and adjacent islands may be the closest relative of Psittrichas from New Guinea.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of psittacine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of psittacine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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