Meet The Famous 'Dracula Parrot' In All Its Glory

November 15, 2019

A unique parrot endemic to rainforest in New Guinea is becoming famous for its resemblance to Count Dracula.

dracula parrot
Credit: Wikipedia Commons / Peter Tan

Its official name is Pesquet's parrot, but is also known as the Vulturine parrot because of its distinctive vulture-like head.

It feeds exclusively on figs (not blood), and it's head is bare to avoid feathers matting from the sticky fruit.

It's a large parrot with a total length of approximately 46 cm.

dracula parrot
Credit: wikipedia commons

Beautiful, isn't it?

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