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Illustration of a female Newton's parakeet

Newton's parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was endemic to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues in the western Indian Ocean. Several of its features diverged from related species, indicating long-term isolation and adaptation on Rodrigues. Around 40 centimetres (16 in) long, Newton's parakeet was roughly the size of the rose-ringed parakeet, a close relative and probable ancestor. Its plumage was mostly greyish or slate blue, although most species in its genus are green. Little is known about its behaviour; it may have fed on nuts of the bois d'olive tree, along with leaves. It was very tame, and was able to mimic speech. Newton's parakeet was first written about by the French Huguenot François Leguat in 1708, and was mentioned only a few times by other writers. The bird became scarce due to deforestation and perhaps hunting, and was probably wiped out by a series of cyclones and storms that hit Rodrigues in the late 19th century. Only two specimens remain, both from the 1870s. (Full article...)

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Nice work--seen your reverts quite a few times in the Huggle queue Face-smile.svg JustBerry (talk) 01:00, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

You're almost making me mad...

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...because you keep reverting the vandalism before I can. Literally seconds before I can. I'll click rollback because of vandalism and it'll say error because you already did it. Props to you! ɯɐɔ (talk) 05:41, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
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You keep beating me to fixing vandalism! Keep up the good work. mjwilson (Talk/Contrib) 18:48, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
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Keep up the great work! GlassCobra 20:13, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
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You have been consistent, cool, nice and friendly and you are true Wikipedian Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 19:41, 31 December 2008 (UTC)