Pesquet's Parrot

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Pesquet’s Parrot

Psittrichas fulgidus
Also called the Vulturine Parrot because of its black plumage and vulture-like appearance, this is one of the most endangered birds of New Guinea. It is hunted for its feathers, but the worst threat is destruction of the island’s mountain forests, leaving it without shelter or the fruits on which it feeds.
Fact file:

Habitat: Mountain rain forest

Diet: Soft fruits such as figs, also blossoms and nectar

Note: Jumps between braches instead of climbing as other parrots do

Current Range: New Guinea