Bird curator Antonin Vaidl delicately spoon-feeds a 3-day-old Edward's Fig Parrot (also known as a Scarlet-cheeked Fig Parrot) hatched at Prague's Zoo Praha on April 5. According to zoo representative Michal Stastny, parrot babies are very rarely seen, and births in captivity are even rarer.
This species is usually found in humid lowland forests in northeastern New Guinea. The Edward's Fig Parrot averages 7 inches in length. The adult male is predominantly green with red breast and cheeks, yellow ear converts and a yellowish crown. See what this little guy will look like as an adult.