Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques


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Greenwood, A. G. 1996. The Echo responds - a partnership between conservation biology, aviculture and veterinary science. PsittaScene 8(1): 6-7.

Jones, C. G. 1987. The larger land-birds of Mauritius. In: Diamond, A.W. (ed.), Studies of Mascarene Island birds, pp. 208-300. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Jones, C. G. 2010. Back from the brink: the Echo Parakeet story. PsittaScene 22(3): 3-5.

Jones, C. G.; Hartley, J. 1995. A conservation project on Mauritius and Rodrigues: an overview and bibliography. Dodo: Journal of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust 31: 40-65.

Jones, C. G.; Malham, J.; Reuleaux, A.; Richards, H.; Raisin, C.; Tollington, S.; Zuel, N.; Chowrimootoo, A.; Tatayah, V. 2013. Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques. In: Safford, R. J.; Hawkins, A. F. A. (ed.), The Birds of Africa. Vol. VIII: The Malagasy Region, pp. 517-522. Christopher Helm, London.

Jones, C. G.; Swinnerton, K. J. 1997. A summary of the conservation status and research for the Mauritius Kestrel Falco punctatus, Pink Pigeon Columba mayeri and Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques. Dodo: Journal of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust 33: 72-75.

Jones, C. G.; Swinnerton, K.; Thorsen, M.; Greenwood, A. 1998. The biology and conservation of the Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques of Mauritius. Proceedings of the IVth International Parrot Convention: 110-123.

Marshall, T. 1997. The Echo bouncing back. AFA Watchbird 24: 42-43.

Raffray, L. 2007. Echo Parakeet, a season with baby-boom and fatal virus. MWF Newsletter 7(1): 4.

Richards, H. 2010. The 500 mark: a landmark season. PsittaScene 22(3): 6-10.

Safford, R. J.; Jones, C. G. 1998. Strategies for land-bird conservation on Mauritius. Conservation Biology 12: 169-176.

Swinnerton, K. 1998. Echo parakeet Psittacula eques management report 1998. Mauritius Wildlife Foundation, Port Louis.

Thorsen, M.; Jones, C. 1998. The conservation status of Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques of Mauritius. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 5(2): 122-126.

Thorsen, M.; Shorten, R.; Buchanan, G.; Williams, S.; Jones, V.; Swinnerton, K.; de Ravel, F.; Webb, J.; Lam, R.; Schellander, H. 1997. Echo Parakeet (Psittacula eques) management report 1997.

Tollington, S.; Jones, C. G.; Greenwood, A.; Tatyah, V.; Raisin, C.; Burke, T.; Dawson, D. A.; Groombridge, J. J. 2013. Long-term, fine-scale temporal patterns of genetic diversity in the restored Mauritius parakeet reveal genetic impacts of management and associated demographic effects on reintroduction programmes. Biol. Conserv. 161: 28-38.

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BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Psittacula eques. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2017.