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TitleExtinct Carolina parakeet habitat group Contact
»Michael Rothman DescriptionThe Carolina parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis, was the sole widespread indigenous parrot in the US. The last specimens were collected by ornithologist Frank Chapman in Florida in 1904. Once ranging as far north as Albany, NY and westward to the Rockies, the bird was hunted for its feathers, collected for the pet trade, and subject to widespread habitat loss. It is believed to have become extinct in the wild by 1940. KeywordsPsittacidae, AOU 382, kelinky, pot pot chee, puzzi la née, Bald Cyress Swamp environment, bottomlands, Sante Swamp, Lake Okeechobee, Istokpoga Lake, C. c. ludovicianus, Lewis & Clark, cockleburs, Audubon's painting, poultry disease, avian pandemics Media Color Categories Historic, Science Subject(s) Animal, Botanical, Birds, Vertebrates, Advertising, Ecosystem, Editorial, Institutional