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Mascarene Parrot

 (Mascarinus mascarin)
 
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Illustration of Mascarene Parrot
© John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) | Creative Commons

Did You Know?

At least three or four captive birds were alive in Europe around the latter part of the 18th century.

Academic Research

Related publications: Mascarinus mascarin

Species Profile

Genus: Mascarinus | Species: mascarin

Size:

About 35cm (13.6 in).

Weight:

Probably 400-500g (14-17.5 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Both adults dark grey/brown on upperside, lighter on underside; tail feathers brown with white bases; head lavendar/grey; lores and area around bill black. Bill bright red. Eye red.

Colour Juvenile:

Not recorded.

Call:

Not recorded.

More Information:

Avibase
Handbook of the Birds of the World

Content Sources:

Wikipedia
BirdLife International
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006. 2010 edition
Vanished and Vanishing Parrots, Forshaw, 2017.

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Illustration of Mascarene Parrot
© John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) | Creative Commons

Did You Know?

At least three or four captive birds were alive in Europe around the latter part of the 18th century.

Academic Research

Related publications: Mascarinus mascarin

Species Care

Captive Status:

At least three live specimens were brought to France in the late 18th century and kept in captivity.

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.

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Illustration of Mascarene Parrot
© John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) | Creative Commons

Did You Know?

At least three or four captive birds were alive in Europe around the latter part of the 18th century.

Academic Research

Related publications: Mascarinus mascarin

Species Wild Status

World Population:

None

IUCN Red List Status:

Extinct

CITES Listing:

Not listed.

Threat Summary:

Was hunted to extinction.

Range:

Formerly Réunion and possibly Mauritius, Mascarene Islands.

Habitat:

Was reported to be abundant in the Sainte-Suzanne area of Réunion, in the northeast of the island, and on hillsides.

Wild Diet:

Reported to eat seeds; probably not a specialised feeder.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Not recorded.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not recorded.

Breeding Season:

Not recorded.

Related Links:

Scientificweb.com
Research: Revising the phylogenetic position of the extinct Mascarene Parrot

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Illustration of Mascarene Parrot
© John Gerrard Keulemans (1842-1912) | Creative Commons

Did You Know?

At least three or four captive birds were alive in Europe around the latter part of the 18th century.

Academic Research

Related publications: Mascarinus mascarin

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