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Alternative Name(s): Echo Parakeet
Includes: Reunion Parakeet
36 cm. Green. Male has bright red bill. Female has dark bill and is generally darker overall.
Mauritius; population has increase from a low of about 12 birds to almost 300, but the species is still limited to an extremely small area in one particular national park.
This is a monotypic species which in the past has been included in Rose-ringed Parakeet.
Upland forest and scrub.
Diet includes native plants.
It nests in natural cavities in native trees.
Hume (2007) (only the abstract available for free).
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