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Cape Parrots Threatened by Disease

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Old Tuesday 21st February 2012, 03:03   #1
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Cape Parrots Threatened by Disease

Hi All,

Please check out: World’s rarest parrot Threatened by Disease

The problems afflicting the African Gray Parrot have been very much in the news recently (please see video below), and some important conservation efforts have been initiated. Less well-known, however, is the desperate situation facing the Cape Parrot, Poicephalus robustus. With a wild population hovering at approximately 800 individuals, this relative of the Senegal and Meyer’s Parrot is Africa’s rarest Psittacine, and the most threatened bird in South Africa. Read article here:

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