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The Echo or Mauritius Parakeet (Psittacula eques) population was reduced to 10-12 individuals by the late 1970’s, and remained at similar levels into the next decade.   Thus, it had the dubious distinction of being the world’s rarest parrot.  Thanks to the efforts of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the World Parrot Trust, and the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, its future is now somewhat brighter.  However, the Echo Parakeet is still one […]

A Goffin’s Cockatoo residing on the Vienna University surprised researchers by exhibiting behaviors by no means earlier than seen in any parrot species.  The bird, often called Figaro, went far past “mere” instrument use.  When confronted with an out-of-reach deal with, he first looked for a stick to make use of, and then modified the stick in order to higher go well with it for his functions.  Figaro’s accomplishments are

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