The Pesquet’s parrot recently gained lots of attention on social media because of its very interesting feature, a black and red plumage that gives it a vulture-like and Dracula-inspired appearance.

It is a very large bird with approximately 46cm in length and about 680g to 800g in weight. Despite its “Dracula” name, the parrot feeds most exclusively on figs.

(Photo by: Mike Peel)

They have peculiar noises that could be described as rasping and growling. Because of their bright color, Pesquet’s parrots have become a target for poachers in recent years. Their population has continued to decrease, almost nearing the “vulnerable” list in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.

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