Pesquet's Parrot Psittrichas fulgidus

Pesquet's Parrot
Pesquet's Parrot
Pesquet's Parrot is a big, shiny, black parrot with bright red underside. It is native to New Guinea. While large-bodied, its recorded length is only 46 cm since it has a relatively short tail.
Vulture Parrot male
Pesquet's Parrot
Sometimes called the vulture parrot because of its featherless face -- to stay clean while eating large fruit. (The Vulturine Parrot is a separate South American species.)
Pesquet's Parrot female
The male (first and second row) has a small red patch of feathers by the back of the eye; the female (above) doesn't have these.