Psittacula eques echo (Newton & Newton, 1876)

Echo parakeet, Mauritius parakeet



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Formerly extinct in the wild



Mauritius, Mascarene Islands


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Newton, A. and Newton, E. (1876). On the psittaci of the Mascarene Islands. Ibis 18(3): 281-289.


Other references:

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292. [p. 152]

Rothschild, Lionel Walter Rothschild. (1907). Extinct birds: an attempt to write in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times, that is within the last six or seven hundred years: to which are added a few which still exist, but are on the verge of extinction. London: Hutchinson & Co. XXIX + 243 pp. [p. 68]


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