French: Perruche de Maurice German: Mauritiussittich Spanish: Cotorra de Mauricio
Other common names:
Mauritius, now restricted to SW (Black River Gorges area).
36–42 cm; 167–193 g. Very similar to P. krameri but darker, richer green, with bluish wash on nape, tail greener above, shorter. Female like female ... read more
Commonest vocalization a short nasal squawk “kaah”, uttered singly or in fast series. When perched... read more
Native lowland and upland forest and scrublands, formerly in lightly wooded, i.e. heavily degraded... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit of native plants such as Calophyllum, Tabernaemontana, Labourdonnaisia, Mimusops, ... read more
Sept–Feb. Nest in rain-sheltered hole at least 10 m up in hollow limb of old, usually living tree, notably Mimusops but also... read more
Sedentary; birds may formerly have shifted areas quite extensively with seasonal changes in foods,... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES I. Previously considered Critically Endangered. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Almost total clearance of forest on Mauritius has... read more
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