Costliest bird is one of the costliest exotic animals. Parrots, also known as psittacines is a bird of about 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions. Parrots are divided into 3 classes Psittacidae (‘true’ parrots), which Cacatuidae (cockatoos) and Strigopidae (New Zealand parrot). Parrots generally have a pantropical distribution with several species that inhabit temperate zones in the southern hemisphere as well. Greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia. Parrot became one of the costliest birds because parrots can mimic human speech.
The Yellow-naped Amazon Parrots are the costliest bird in the world, along with the crow, jay and the Magpies, is one of the most intelligent birds, and the ability of some species to imitate human voices increase their popularity as pets. Number of parrots population decrease because of illegal trade and poaching. Because the price of diminishing the number of parrots bird is becoming very expensive and become one of the costliest birds.
The costliest bird purchased by a Kuwait for more than $ 300,000 in Saudi riyals. But The Yellow-naped Amazon Parrots with a price of $ 18,000 to $ 20,000 to be the costliest bird.