April 20, 2020 12:03 pm

We usually imagine parrots as green, red or blue birds. But the world of parrots is much more vast than one would think. As a matter of fact, there are 393 unique species of parrots that are very distinctive from each other. From bronze-winged parrots to sulphur-crested cockatoos, these birds never fail to surprise us with their cleverness and cuteness. So, have you learned about the Pesquet parrot, better known as the Dracula parrot?

The Pesquet Parrot is a magnificent bird that is also referred to as the Dracula Parrot

These gorgeous birds are best identified by their black and grey chests, their black beaks and the brushstrokes of their brilliant red feathers

Their size is nearly 50 cm (20 in) in length. Their weight is approximately 24–28 oz

Both males and females are very much alike. The one difference between them is that the males have red spots behind their ears. Unfortunately, these beautiful birds have been targeted by local poachers, which, beyond contributing to habitat loss, has caused the population of Dracula parrots to be alarmingly low. These parrots are only present in the mountains of New Guinea.

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This post was written by Nadia Vella