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Seychelles Parakeet

 (Psittacula wardi)
 
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Illustration of Seychelles Parakeets
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Did You Know?

The Seychelles Parakeet was last recorded in 1881. This bird resembled the Alexandrine Parakeet, lacking the pink collar.

Academic Research

Related publications: Psittacula wardi

Species Profile

Genus: Psittacula | Species: wardi

Size:

Probably between 30-40cm (11.7-15.6 in)

Weight:

Probably 100-125g (3.5-4.4 oz)

Races including nominate:

one

Colour Adult:

Both adults all green in colour with red upper wing coverts and dark edging to primary and secondary feathers; black ring encircling neck; blue wash on nape and occiput. Bill red. Eye yellow.

Colour Juvenile:

Resembled adult female, but with shorter central tail feathers.

Call:

Not recorded.

More Information:

Avibase

Content Sources:

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

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Illustration of Seychelles Parakeets
© John Gerrard Keulemans | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The Seychelles Parakeet was last recorded in 1881. This bird resembled the Alexandrine Parakeet, lacking the pink collar.

Academic Research

Related publications: Psittacula wardi

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 Seychelles Parakeets
© John Gerrard Keulemans | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The Seychelles Parakeet was last recorded in 1881. This bird resembled the Alexandrine Parakeet, lacking the pink collar.

Academic Research

Related publications: Psittacula wardi

Species Wild Status

World Population:

None

IUCN Red List Status:

Extinct

CITES Listing:

Not listed.

Threat Summary:

Deforestation for agriculture, shooting and trapping were the main causes of this bird's loss.

Range:

Formerly Mahe and Silhouette and possibly Praslin, Seychelles Islands.

Habitat:

In one report they were seen in forest edge along a maize field.

Wild Diet:

Not recorded.

Ecology and Behaviour:

Probably found in small groups or flocks, making conspicuous flights overhead. Birds were reported to be wary, presumably because of constant persecution.

Clutch and Egg Size:

Not recorded.

Breeding Season:

Not recorded.

Related Links:

AvianWeb

Click photo to visit gallery

Illustration of Seychelles Parakeets
© John Gerrard Keulemans | Wikimedia Commons

Did You Know?

The Seychelles Parakeet was last recorded in 1881. This bird resembled the Alexandrine Parakeet, lacking the pink collar.

Academic Research

Related publications: Psittacula wardi

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