Let Me Introduce The Dracula Parrot, That Is Fascinating and Terrifying At The Same Time

The Dracula Parrot

You may have heard of or watched Dracula with long terrifying nails, in some horror shows. But have you ever heard about the Dracula Parrot? Undoubtedly it looks like a sturdy character of the horror shows, which is brought to life. You may wonder if this kind of parrot does exist in reality. Yes! They are. 

Dracula Parrot is the other name of the Pesquet’s Parrot, they are also known as the Vulturine Parrot due to their vulture-like appearance. Their black plumage and grayish scaling at the chest give them a perfect look resembling the name. 

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This mysterious bird is scientifically named the Psittrichas fulgidus and belongs to the Psittrichasiidae. They are huge birds, weighing around 600-800 grams and 18 inches in size. 

Let me tell you that they are not terrifying indeed, as they appear. They are highly frugivores and feed just fruits. 

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The Dracula Parrot

So, there is nothing to fear except their appearance and you might be blessed to come across the sight of Dracula Parrots. If you want to see them, then you will have to visit New Guinea because they are only found there.

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Let’s confront some terrifying flicks of the Dracula Parrot.

Look at the Dracula Parrot!

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Dracula Parrot

Meet the Male and Female Dracula Parrot.

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Both sexes have black plumage with grayish scaling to the chest followed by a red belly. They also have upper tail coverts and wing panels. The only difference between the male and female is a red spot behind the eyes, which is seen in the male parrot only. 

The Dracula Parrot

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Compared to other parrots, they appear small-headed due to their bare black facial skin. 

They have a hooked bill.

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They are typically seen in pairs or groups of up to 20 individuals.

Females lay up to two eggs and place their nests in a large-hollow tree.

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The Dracula Parrot

Dracula Parrots only feed on fruits and especially on a few species of figs.

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Dracula parrots are extremely frugivores and only feed on fruits comprising a few species of figs. Flowers and Nectar can also be taken by them occasionally. 

Moreover, they are seasonally nomadic according to the availability of fruits. 

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They are declining in population due to habitat loss and their glossy feathers. Their feathers are high in price, resulting in overhunting of the birds. 

Dracula Parrots are evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species. 

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We hope that this bird is preserved. 

 

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