We all know there’s a whole community that worships the legendary Dracula. And when we talk about a bird associated with him, you must all think about a bat. But hold your horses (or bats) because we are actually talking about a parrot or, more specifically, a Dracula Parrot!

When we think of parrots, we usually imagine them as green, red, or blue-colored birds. However, the types of parrots are a lot more diverse than you might think. After all, there are 393 species of them, and all are pretty different from one another.

From sulfur-crested cockatoos to bronze-winged parrots, these beautiful birds never cease to surprise us with their intelligence and beauty. But have you heard of Pesquet’s parrot, more commonly known as the Dracula parrot?

What is a Dracula Parrot?

After reading the teaser about this peculiar parrot, we know that we have piqued your interest. After all, who wouldn’t find a vampire parrot fascinating? Well then, brace yourself for a factual, visual journey cause that’s what we have prepared for you. Just scroll down to know more about this thrilling winged wonder.

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Pesquet’s Parrot is a Majestic Bird that is Also Known as Dracula Parrot

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These beautiful birds are easily recognized by their black and grey chests, pitch-black beaks, and strokes of bright red feathers. Their red and black plumage looks like a cape when they fly, giving them a Dracula-ish look, hence their funky name!


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These black-headed parrots are short-tailed and stretch to nearly 50 cm (20 in) in length. They weigh around 680-800 g (24-28 oz).

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Females and males of this black parrot type look quite similar. The only difference between them is that males have red patches behind their ears.

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Unlike their other parrot counterparts, these rare birds don’t climb from one branch to another. Instead, they move by jumping.

These Black and Red Parrots Can be Found in the Mountains of New Guinea

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What’s interesting about these birds is that they are one of 3 parrot species with featherless faces.

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The Dracula parrot can only be found in New Guinea, nowhere else in the world.


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Sadly, these rare black parrot species have become a target for local poachers, which, in addition to increasing habitat loss, has put these vampire parrots’ population at dangerously low numbers.

The Black-Headed Parrots are a Threatened Species


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These black and red parrots are hunted for their feathers, which are used for ceremonial dresses, as well as for the meat and cage bird trade.

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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluated Dracula parrots as Vulnerable.

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Here’s A Video of What Pesquet Parrots Look Like

Here’s What People had to Say about this Beautiful Bird


The Handsome Black and Red Parrot

What a thrilling world, isn’t it? Knowing that we exist simultaneously with something as stunning as a vampire bird. We hope you found the mesmerizing tale of these black parrots just as fascinating as we did and you had as much fun reading about them as we did when writing about them. Let us know in the comments below!


FAQs About Dracula Parrot

How Rare is the Dracula Parrot?

It is quite a rare bird as it can only be found in the mountains of New Guinea.

Is the Dracula Parrot a Vulture?

It might have a grim look. But Dracula parrot isn’t a vulture.

What do Dracula Parrots Eat?

The Dracula parrots are known to be frugivores, meaning their diet predominantly consists of fruits.

How Long Do Dracula Parrots Live?

Dracula parrots can live up to 20-25 years of age. However, in captivity, they can live up to 40 years.

Can You Have a Dracula Parrot Pet?

You can’t have a Dracula parrot pet because it is a threatened species. It will be illegal.