Red-and-green macaws, Ara chloroptera, Buraco das Araras, Brazil. Mint Images/ Art Wolfe / Getty Images

Definition: The term Psittacine is used to describe any member of the Psittacidae family of birds. These include all true parrots, parakeets, and macaws.

Pronunciation: sit-a-seen

Examples: Members of the Psittacine family are also known as hookbills.