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The conservation status of Echo Parakeet, Psittacula eques, of Mauritius

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On human colonisation of Mauritius, three endemic species of parrot were noted: Lophopsittacus mauritiana a large, crested and heavy beaked grey parrot that became extinct around 1680, Lophopsittacus bensoni a smaller grey parrot that became extinct in the 1760s, and the still extant Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques.

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