ECHO PARAKEET

Psittacula eques

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RANGE: Mauritius, Indian Ocean

HABITAT: Forest and scrubland.

SIZE: 42 cms (17 inches).

DIET: Fruit, flowers, leaves, seeds, buds, shoots, twigs, and bark

CONSERVATION STATUS: Critically Endangered.

NOTES: The world's most endangered parrot. In 1987 the Echo Parakeet numbered just 12 birds in Mauritius. Thanks to a DWPT intensive hands-on recovery programme re-introduction into the wild has resulted in over 120 Echo Parakeets flying free.

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