Also known as the hawk-headed parrot, the Red-fan parrot is an unusual New World parrot hailing from the Amazon Rainforest. 

The Red-fan parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus) in Rockstone. (Photo
by Kester Clarke

The Red-fan parrot possesses elongated neck feathers that can be raised to form an elaborate fan, which greatly increases the bird’s apparent size, and is possibly used when threatened. It generally lives in undisturbed forest, feeding in the canopy on fruits. It has a dark brown face with white streaks, bare black patch round its brown eye, green wings, flanks and tail and red and blue barred breast.

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