Dracula Parrots Exist And They Are Probably The Most Gothic Birds In The World

We usually think that parrots are green, red or blue birds. However, the world of parrots is much more spacious 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 always surprise us with their cleverness and cuteness. So, have you learned about the Pesquet parrot, better known as the Dracula parrot?

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Pesquet parrot is a magnificent bird, also known as Dracula parrot

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These gorgeous birds are best identified by the black and gray breasts, black beak and the brush strokes of bright red feathers

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They are nearly 50 cm (20 inches) long. They weigh about 24-28 ounces

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Men and women are very similar. The only difference between them is that male animals have red spots behind their ears.

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These parrots only exist in the mountains of New Guinea.

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Unfortunately, these beautiful birds have become the target of local poachers, which not only caused the loss of habitat, but also caused an alarming decrease in the population of Dracula parrots.

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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists Pesquet parrots as vulnerable

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