Where “-idae” is a Greek suffix meaning “sons of” whatever came before the suffix. The word psittakos itself is Greek.
There are African parrots! Do you think they are only in America?
The first parrots were probably introduced in Europe at Alexander the Great's time. (maybe by one of his generals, called Onesicritus). The author of this study is a specialist in parrots, called Kurt Kolar.
Source: encycopaedia Larousse. (in French)
Doesn't seem appetizing, but makes the cheeks pink.
Several people have commented on this already. The only possible reason I can think of is that possibly an earlier translation was "An inebriated parrot writes a song", but that when they changed "inebriated" to "drunk", they neglected to change the "an" to "a". However, I'm certainly not saying that is the reason, just that it's a possibility.
An error in the translation: Duo suggests "An drunk parrot..." as the proper wording and scolds me of writing "A drunk parrot...". Perhaps there is some English dialect where you drop the first two consonants (probably when drunk enough, parrot or not) and pronounce it as "An 'unk 'arrot..."?