Vultures and hawks are well represented, but perhaps the most numerous of all are the parrots, of which there are six or seven species.
Sixty species of parrots, some of them very handsome, are found in Australia.
To appreciate this, it is sufficient to enumerate the birds without the critical muscle: Passeriformes and Coraciiformes, without exception; Ardeae and Podiceps; lastly various genera of storks, pigeons, parrots, petrels and auks.
In the ostrich and in the Amazon parrots, which are vestigial feathers without barbs.
There were, for instance, trogons, secretary-birds, parrots, and other now Ethiopian forms in Miocene France.