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Broad-billed Parrot

 (Lophopsittacus mauritianus)
 
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Illustration of the Broad-billed Parrot
© World Parrot Trust

Did You Know?

The Broad-billed Parrot was a large bird which may have had similarities with the Black Cockatoos of Australia.

Academic Research

Related publications: Lophopsittacus mauritianus

Species Profile

Genus: Lophopsittacus | Species: mauritianus

Size:

About 70cm (27.3 in).

Weight:

Not recorded.

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Grey-blue.

Colour Juvenile:

Not recorded.

Call:

Not recorded.

More Information:

Avibase
Wikipedia
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

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Illustration of the Broad-billed Parrot
© World Parrot Trust

Did You Know?

The Broad-billed Parrot was a large bird which may have had similarities with the Black Cockatoos of Australia.

Academic Research

Related publications: Lophopsittacus mauritianus

Species Care

Captive Status:

Not recorded.

Longevity:

Not recorded.

Housing:

Not recorded.

Diet:

Not recorded.

Enrichment:

Not recorded.

Nest Box Size:

Not recorded.

Clutch Size:

Not recorded.

Incubation Time:

Not recorded.

Fledging Age:

Not recorded.

Hatch Weight:

Not recorded.

Peak Weight:

Not recorded.

Weaning Weight:

Not recorded.

Click photo to visit gallery

Illustration of the Broad-billed Parrot
© World Parrot Trust

Did You Know?

The Broad-billed Parrot was a large bird which may have had similarities with the Black Cockatoos of Australia.

Academic Research

Related publications: Lophopsittacus mauritianus

Species Wild Status

World Population:

None

IUCN Red List Status:

Extinct

CITES Listing:

Not listed.

Threat Summary:

Hunting for food; predation by introduced mammals. Last observations were in the mid-1670s.

Range:

Mauritius, Mascarene Islands.

Habitat:

Wooded forest.

Wild Diet:

Bill weakly constructed; possibly ate soft foods.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Possibly nocturnal. Probably nested on the ground.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not recorded.

Breeding Season:

Not recorded.

Related Links:

Wikipedia
Article: Listening for Echos and Searching for Ghosts: Parrot Conservation on Mauritius

Click photo to visit gallery

Illustration of the Broad-billed Parrot
© World Parrot Trust

Did You Know?

The Broad-billed Parrot was a large bird which may have had similarities with the Black Cockatoos of Australia.

Academic Research

Related publications: Lophopsittacus mauritianus

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