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Newton's Parakeet - BirdForum Opus

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Alternative name: Newton's Parrot

Psittacula exsul



40cm. Green, with red wing-patches in the cock, which also occurred in a bluish variation; only two skins remain of species, both belonging to blue form; general plumage greenish-blue with grey hue; breast, abdomen and under tail-coverts slightly paler; head darker and without grey tinge; fine black line between cere and eye; black stripes to cheek and black narrow band to neck adjoining bluish-green band; primaries greenish-blue; upperside to tail feathers bluish-green, underside grey; upper mandible red, lower mandible black; iris yellow; feet grey.

Hen with narrow black stripe to forehead; black stripes to cheek not extending to side of neck; crown washed with grey; upper mandible black.


Formerly Mauritius Island; last reported 1875





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