grass-parrakeet love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A parrakeet of the genus Melopsittacus or Euphema.


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  • The best instances of this adpression of the feathers and apparent shrinking of the body from fear, which Mr. Weir has noticed, has been in the quail and grass-parrakeet. 15 The habit is intelligible in these birds from their being accustomed, when in danger, either to squat on the ground or to sit motionless on a branch, so as to escape detection.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals 1898


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