Hawk Headed Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus)

Red-fan Parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus)_7

This is a hawk headed parrot eating a strawberry. Of course, the parrot doesn’t really have a hawk’s head. Accipitriformes and psittaciformes are two entire different orders of birds. Birds, of course, aren’t really birds. They’re avian dinosaurs. The word “dinosaur”, being coined in 1842 to mean “fearfully-great lizard”, of which the animals we call dinosaurs were most definitely not, at least on the “lizard” part. How great they were is rather subjective.

Also, a strawberry isn’t really a berry. It is an aggregate accessory fruit.

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