A flock of Royal Doulton….parrots, budgerigars and cockatoos!

An unusual Parrot on pillar in Doulton flambé.

Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of approximately 393 species in 92 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, that can be found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is further sub-dividable into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea, the Cacatuoidea, and the Strigopoidea.

A selection of rare Royal Doulton birds including a character parrot (far left) holding a perpetual calendar in its mouth!

Budgies (budgerigars), also known as parakeets, are native to Australia and among the smallest parrots in the world.
A most unusual Florence Barlow pâte-sur-pâte vase originating from the Harriman Judd Collection.

As one of the most popular breeds of birds to keep as a pet, budgerigars, or budgies, are known for their outgoing and curious personalities.

A trio of early Burgeriegar on stumps in different glazes/effects.

The budgerigar is a long-tailed, seed-eating parrot usually nicknamed the budgie, or in American English, the parakeet.
A part teaser featuring parrots from the 1920s (pattern H2637).
In their natural Australian habitat, Budgerigars are noticeably smaller than those in captivity. This particular parrot species has been bred in many other colours and shades in captivity (e.g. blue, grey, grey-green, pieds, violet, white, yellow-blue). 
A pair of Budgeriegar and two versions of Cockatoo on stump.
A cockatoo is any of the 21 parrot species belonging to the family Cacatuidae, the only family in the superfamily Cacatuoidea.

To finish, an early catalogue page featuring an array of colourful creatures including those above!

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