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RE: Broad-billed Parrot - Lophopsittacus mauritianus



> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Ian Paulsen
> Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 2:12 PM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Broad-billed Parrot - Lophopsittacus mauritianus
> 
> 
> HI:
>  I was wondering if anyone knows if the above extinct parrot was
> flightless or not? The info I have seen says both flightless and could
> fly.

Well, it's flightless now.

[rimshot on drums]

Thanks, thanks everybody. Don't forget to tip the waitress on your way out...

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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