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Dracula Parrots Are A Thing And Might Be The Most Gothic Birds On Planet Earth

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Dracula Parrots Are A Thing And Might Be The Most Gothic Birds On Planet Earth

These striking birds have become a target for local poachers!

Parrots are usually imagined as Blue, Red or Green colored birds. Nevertheless, the world of parrots is a lot more dynamic than you might think. With over 393 species of them, they seem all quite different from one another.

Ranging from sulfur-crested cockatoos to a bronze winged parrots, all of these birds never stop to amuse us with their intelligence and unique beauty.

Have you heard of Pesquet Parrot, commonly known as a Dracula parrot?

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The Dracula Parrot Is A Majestic Bird Also Known As Pesquet Parrot

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These birds are easily recognized by their grey and black chest, bright red feathers and black beaks. They are short-tailed and can stretch nearly 50cm in length. Their weight is around 680-800g.

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Males and females look quite alike – the only difference between them is that males have red patches around their ears. Compared to other parrot counterparts, the Dracula parrots don’t climb from once branch to another, instead, they enjoy jumping.

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They Can Only Be Found In The Mountains Of New Guinea

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The Dracula parrots are among the three parrot species that have a featherless face and can be found in New Guinea.

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The Only Difference Between Males & Females Is That Male Dracula Have Red Patches Around Their Ears

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These birds are majorly hunted for their feathers, which are used for ceremonial dresses, cage bird trade, and meat. Recently, the IUCN Red List of threatened species evaluated these birds as vulnerable.

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Here’s A Video Of How The Birds Really Look Like

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