Apparently, Dracula Parrots Are A Thing And They Might Be The Most Gothic Birds On Earth

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Dracula Parrot can only be found in New Guinea

Parrots are known as one of an innocent bird in the kingdom. Spontaneously when we think about the parrot, a green, red, or blue-colored birds comes to mind. Whether you are unaware or not, 393 different species of them are quite different from one another. Among them, have you ever heard of Pesquet’s parrot, which is more commonly known as the Dracula parrot?

The Pesquet’s parrot can be easily recognized by their black and grey chests, pitch-black beaks, and strokes of bright red feathers. Most of Dracula parrots are short-tailed and stretch to nearly 50 cm (20 in) in length. Their weight is around 680–800 g (24–28 oz). And these parrots can only be found in New Guinea. What most exciting fact is they are one of 3 parrot species with featherless faces. Like the other beautiful species living in the world, these birds also have a death fear cause of human actions.  These colorful parrots are hunted for their feathers, which are used for ceremonial dresses and the meat and cage bird trade.

Pesquet’s parrot is a majestic bird that is also known as Dracula parrot

Dracula Parrot can only be found in New Guinea
Image credits: Mike Peel
Dracula Parrot can only be found in New Guinea
Image credits: Charles Davies

These birds can only be found in the mountains of New Guinea

Dracula Parrot can only be found in New Guinea
Image credits: Greg Hume
Dracula Parrot can only be found in New Guinea
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Dracula Parrot can only be found in New Guinea
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The only difference between males and females is that male Dracula parrots have red dots behind their ears

Dracula Parrot can only be found in New Guinea
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Dracula Parrot can only be found in New Guinea

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Dracula Parrot can only be found in New Guinea
Image credits: Linda De Volder

We bring this article for you to get to know about this little fellow and highlight the importance of protecting this bird as much as possible.

More info: iucnredlist.org

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