Pesquet’s Parrot

From exhibition and book "Astonishing Animals"

Psittrichas fulgidus

Also known as the Vulturine Parrot, Pesquet’s Parrot may look like a vulture although it is not a carrion feeder. It does, however, feed on an equally messy food. The naked head is an adaptation to prevent soiling of feathers as it picks through Cassowary faeces for the seeds of rainforest fruit.

Published in the book “Astonishing Animals”

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