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Mauritius: Bird Term of the Day

Definitions of words used by pet bird enthusiasts with the pet bird slant.

Mauritius is home to very rare birds
Mauritius is part of a group of islands known as the Mascarene Islands.

Mauritius: (noun) Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and off the southeast coast of the African continent. It is part of the group of islands known as the Mascarene Islands, and it is part of the Republic of Mauritius. It is of interest to bird people because it was/is the home of some very rare birds. The now extinct dodo lived on the island of Maritius. Other extinct birds, the Mauritius blue pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima), the broad-billed parrot (Lophopsittacus mauritianus) and the Mauritius grey parrot (Lophopsittacus bensoni) also made their home on the island. The rare Echo parakeet, which is also called the Mauritius parakeet (Psittacula echo) and the rare Mauritius kestrel (Falso punctatus) still survive on the island thanks to some life-saving programs.

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very interesting
joan, franklin square, NY
Posted: 8/6/2011 2:33:09 PM
Now this is interesting! Let's have more terms like this!
Barbara, Kerrville, TX
Posted: 4/21/2011 9:16:59 AM
Very interesting!
joan, franklin square, NY
Posted: 8/12/2010 7:27:53 PM
Interesting information
Elaine, Darien, IN
Posted: 8/12/2010 1:07:22 PM
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