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Several weeks later in Hispaniola, when the Taino villagers were providing Columbus with bread made from yams (manioc), they also gave him a native parrot, which he much desired: " They gave... bread and fish and whatever they had. And as [they] had understood that the admiral wished to have a parrot ... they brought them parrots and gave them as many as they asked. The earliest known Spanish illustrations of New World parrots are those shown here from the 1502 Cantino Map.
[Fig:1: New World parrots from the 1502 Cantino Map.]
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