Hey there, handsome—what an amazing coloring these Dracula parrots (Psittrichas fulgidus) have!
Endemic to New Guinea, they are also known as Pesquet’s parrots, and can be quite sizeable: 46 cm / 18” total length and 700-800 g (24-28 oz) in weight.
Apparently, habitat loss and overhunting have pushed the species into a vulnerable status, and, according to BirdLife International, the population in decreasing.
*sigh* Why can’t we as a species take better care of our nice things? It’s not like we lack the brain power.
Found via Nature & Animals on Twitter. (NB. Seems to require a login in order to see post.)
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