North America’s Lost Parrot

North America’s Lost Parrot

When you picture a parrot, you probably don’t picture Denver, but up until about a century ago, the United States was home to its very own species of parrot: the Carolina parakeet. What happened to this endemic bird?

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Sources:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/group/parrots/
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Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Conuropsis_carolinensis_(Carolina_parakeet).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Conuropsis_carolinensis_ludovicianus.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AudubonCarolinaParakeet2.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Live_captive_Carolina_parakeet.jpg


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carolina_Parakeet_-North_Carolina_Museum.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ConuropsisCarolinensis-RedpathMuseumMontreal-June6-08.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Karolinasittich_01.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ExtPassCarolinaParakeetMutzelBrehmsTierleben.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pacific_Grove_Museum_of_Natural_History_-_Stierch_-_2018_03.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carolina_Parakeet_Smithsonian.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_natural_history_of_Carolina,_Florida_and_the_Bahama_Islands_(T._11)_BHL42116949.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_history_of_North_American_birds_(8413194439).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Xanthium_strumarium_L..jpg

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