Archive for February 17th, 2020

Newton’s parakeet

Newton’s parakeet

on February 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

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. […]

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February 17th in History

February 17th in History

on February 17, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 317 days remaining until the end of the year (318 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Seven Founders of the Servite Order Alexis Falconieri Constabilis Fintan of Clonenagh Janani Luwum (Anglican Communion) Lommán of Trim February 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Independence Day, celebrates the […]

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