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common name for members of the order Psittaciformes, comprising nearly 400 species of colorful birds, pantropical in distribution, including the parakeets. Parrots have large heads and short necks, strong feet with two toes in front and two in back (facilitating climbing
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Keos(kā`ôs, kē`ŏs), Lat. Ceos, island (1991 pop. 1,787), c.61 sq mi (160 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. Fruits, barley, and silk are produced. Kéa, the main town, is situated on the site of ancient Iulis. The poets Bacchylides and Simonides were born on the island. Under Ottoman rule it was a pirates' haven, when it was also called Zea, Zia, or Tzia.
a large New Zealand parrot, Nestor notabilis, with brownish-green plumage