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SPECIES INFO

The Guadeloupe Parakeet (Aratinga labati) might have been a species of parrot that was endemic to Guadeloupe.

Guadeloupe Parakeet at the top right, on an illustration from 1722

Jean-Baptiste Labat described a population of small parrots living on Guadeloupe, which have been postulated to be a separate species based on little evidence. The were called Conurus labati, and are now called the Guadeloupe Parakeet (Aratinga labati). There are no specimens or remains of the extinct parrots. Their taxonomy may never be fully elucidated, and so their postulated status as a separate species is hypothetical.





                                     



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