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In this bird drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Parrot in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the simple Parrot. Follow along with the drawing guide below by drawing the red portion of each of the six steps, super easy!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Parrot drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about parrots you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Parrots are known for their brightly colored feathers, which can be green, blue, yellow, red, and other vivid hues.
  • These birds have a strong, curved beak that is perfect for cracking nuts and seeds, which are a big part of their diet.
  • Parrots are found in tropical and subtropical regions all over the world, including South America, Australia, and Africa.
  • Some parrot species have the ability to mimic human speech and other sounds they hear in their environment.
  • Parrots are highly intelligent birds and can solve complex problems, which is why they need lots of mental stimulation.
  • Most parrots form strong bonds and often mate for life, staying with their partners for many years.
  • Parrots have zygodactyl feet, meaning they have two toes pointing forward and two pointing backward, which helps them climb and grasp objects.
  • These birds have a long lifespan, with some parrot species living over 50 years in captivity.
  • Parrots play an important role in their ecosystems by helping to spread seeds, which contributes to forest growth.
  • The world’s smallest parrot is the buff-faced pygmy parrot from Papua New Guinea, which is only about 3 inches long.

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You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Parrot – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the beak of the parrot.

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Step 2: Draw the parrot’s head next.

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Step 3: Now you can draw the entire main body of the parrot and the lower beak.

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Step 4: Draw in the wing feathers and the start of the feet.

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Step 5: Sketch more of the tail detail and add a line to represent the wing.

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Step 6: Finally, draw in the eye and a branch for the parrot to sit on.

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Well Done, now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Parrot, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your parrot look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your parrot drawing. There are so many beautiful parrot colors, from grey to pink, so get creative!

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You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Parrot! Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a Parrot is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another bird to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a Pelican! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Peacock

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