Animals' world. 2018-1986

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Spain. Valencian Community. Oropesa del Mar. The project of Marina d’Or (Ciudad de Vacaciones)) began in the mid-1990s. At first it looked like a traditional tourist urbanization, but in less than 15 years it became a major tourist project. A young boy seats alone on a bench decorated with two parrots. Another bench has also a painted parrot. A mother with a stroller walks along the seaside. Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 393 species in 92 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea ("true" parrots), the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos), and the Strigopoidea (New Zealand parrots). Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere, as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is in South America and Australasia. Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill and an upright stance. Oropesa del Mar (Valencian: Orpesa) is a municipality in the comarca of Plana Alta in the Valencian Community. An autonomous community is a first-level political and administrative division, created in accordance with the Spanish constitution of 1978, with the aim of guaranteeing limited autonomy of the nationalities and regions that make up Spain. 11.09.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef