Most parrots live in habitats such as woodlands, subtropical and tropical rain forests and alpine forests. Other species of parrots that are nicknamed snowbirds can be found living in colder, snowy alpine areas. Parrots live in these habitats in areas such as Africa, Mexico, South America, Asia, Central America and Australia.
Parrots prefer to live together in large groups or communities, which can have as many as a thousand birds. Being extremely social birds, they have a number of very vocal screams, screeches and squawks that they can use to communicate with one another from afar. With as many as 279 species around the world, parrots come in all shapes and sizes and are usually made up of bright colors, such as blue, green, red and yellow.