Pesquet's Parrot

Pesquet's Parrot is a large parrot with a total length of approximately 46 cm and a weight of 680–800 g . Its plumage is black, with greyish scaling to the chest, and a red belly, uppertail coverts and wing-panels. The adult male has a red spot behind the eye, which is not seen in the adult female. Compared to most other parrots it appears unusually small-headed, in part due to the bare black facial skin and the relatively long, hooked bill. This rather vulture-like profile is the reason behind its alternative common name.

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The Pesquet's Parrot is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Pesquet's Parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus) also known as the Vulturine Parrot (leading to easy confusion with Pyrilia vulturina from Brazil), is the only member of its genus, and its genus is the only member of the tribe Psittrichadini. It is endemic to hill and montane rainforest in New Guinea. More

The Pesquet's Parrot is a highly specialised frugivore, feeding almost exclusively on a few species of figs. Flowers and nectar have also been reported. At least in parts of its range, it is seasonally nomadic in response to the availability of fruits. The bare part of the head is presumably an adaption to avoid feather-matting from sticky fruits. More

Pesquet's ParrotHaving worked for a bird wholesaler during the heyday of parrot imports, I was well-acquainted with many unusual species by the time I first laid eyes on a Pesquet’s. I had even seen some of the relatively few photos of it that existed at the time. However, I was awestruck upon coming face to face with a group on my first day as bird keeper at the Bronx Zoo…photos did not do justice to this parrot oddity. More

Did You Know?The Pesquet's Parrot is the only parrot with a bare (featherless) face. It is felt it has evolved this bare face to avoid feathers becoming matted with the fruit pulp the parrot feeds on. More

vues parrotsdotorg — 30 octobre 2008 — Pesquet's Parrots which hail from Papua New Guinea are seldom seen in captivity. This one is eating soil at a bi... parrotsdotorg — 30 octobre 2008 — Pesquet's Parrots which hail from Papua New Guinea are seldom seen in captivity. This one is eating soil at a bird park in Malaysia. The video was sent to us by Dr Craig T. Symes of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. For more about Pesquet's Parrots, their ecology and conservation, please visit: More

Pesquet's Parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus) = Also Known As: Vulturine Parrot * Members Only * Wild Status * Care * Profile pesquets_parrot_11 Pesquet’s Parrot perched Credit: © Jamie Gilardi photos Photos videoVideo 1 eNewsletter SIGNUP FOR EMAIL UPDATES Did You Know?The Pesquet's Parrot is the More

Pesquet's Parrot Psittrichas fulgidus 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Vulnerable Justification Tthis species is classified as Vulnerable as it is suspected to be undergoing a rapid population decline over three generations (60 years) owing to hunting for feathers. More

Pesquet's Parrot employ the same method to obtain the seed from the husk; the seed is held between the mandibles and the lower mandible crushes the husk, whereupon the seed is rotated in the bill and the remaining husk is removed. A foot is sometimes used in order to help holding large seeds in place. Parrots are seed predators rather than seed dispersers; and in many cases where species are recorded as consuming fruit they are only eating the fruit in order to get at the seed. More

use Pesquet's Parrots for food, but they are more often hunted for their feathers, which are commonly used for ceremonial headdresses. Range: Mountains of New Guinea Range of the Pesquet's Parrot Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums faafaa tg_studios © Copyright 2007 St. More

THE SUCCESSFUL PARENT REARING OF A PESQUET'S PARROT Psittrichas fulgidus AT LORO PARQUE - By Roger G. Sweeney First Published in The Avicultural Magazine Vol. 104 No. 1 Copyright More

Pesquet's parrot This Pesquet's parrot proves that not all parrots are green! Living large (and small) - The world’s largest parrot is the hyacinth macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, found in South America, at about 40 inches (100 centimeters) long. But it's not the heaviest bird in the parrot family: that honor belongs to the kakapo Strigops habroptilus, which can weigh up to 6.6 pounds (3 kilograms), too heavy for its size to fly. More

PESQUET'S PARROT psitttrichas fulgidus Pygmy Parrots BUFF FACED PYGMY PARROT micropsitta pusio SUBSPECIES- 1. m.p. pusio 2. m.p. beccarii 3. m.p. harterti 4. m.p. stresemanni YELLOW CAPPED PYGMY PARROT micropsitta keiensis SUBSPECIES- 1. m.k. keiensis 2. m.k. viridipectus 3. m.k. chloroxantha GEELVINK PYGMY PARROT micropsitta geelvinkiana SUBSPECIES- 1. m.g. gellvikiana 2. m.g. More

Pesquet's Parrot Psittrichas fulgidus = Described by: Lesson (1830) Alternate common name(s): Vulturine Parrot, Bare-headed Parrot Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Taja, Papua, Indonesia - 2006 More

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Order : Psittaciformes
Family : Psittacidae
Genus : Psittrichas
Species : fulgidus
Authority : (Lesson, 1830)