Pesquet's Parrot

About the Pesquet's Parrot

Also known as: Vulturine Parrot
The Pesquet's Parrot is a species of parrot found in New Guinea rainforest habitat. It has a conservation status of Near Threatened, facing habitat loss and hunting.

Pesquet's Parrots have an interesting look. They have a mostly blackish body plumage, with striking red at the belly and wing panels. They have nearly bare faces, which gives them their alternate name, the Vulturine Parrot.

Pesquet's Parrots have a specialized vegetarian diet, feeding mostly on fig fruits. While they are non-migratory, they will move seasonally, depending on the availability of figs. Their bare faces are likely an adaptation to keep themselves clean while feeding on these sticky fruits.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 10 December 2019
Scientific Name
Psittrichas fulgidus
  • Psittaciformes
  • Psittrichasiidae
  • Psittrichas
  • P. fulgidus
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Units: Imperial / Metric
18 inches
24 to 28 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 彼氏鹦鹉
Czech (Cesky) tricha orlí
Danish (Dansk) Børstehovedet Papegøje
Dutch (Nederlands) Borstelkoppapegaai
Finnish (Suomi) kaljunaamakaija
French (Français) Psittrichas de Pesquet
German (Deutsch) Borstenkopf
Italian (Italiano) Pappagallo di Pesquet
Japanese (日本語) アラゲインコ [arageinko]
Norwegian (Norsk) Børstepapegøye
Polish (Polski) sepica
Portuguese (Português) Papagaio-de-pesquet
Russian (русский язык) Щетиноголовый попугай
Spanish (Español) Loro Aguileño
Swedish (Svenska) Pesquets papegoja
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