Informational (nonfiction), 505 words, Level M (Grade 2)
Parrots are beautiful and intelligent animals that thrive in tropical and subtropical habitats throughout the world. Find out how parrots are different from other birds and learn what they all have in common. Students will enjoy reading about the many kinds of parrots and their special characteristics.
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