Carolina parakeet


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Related to Carolina parakeet: passenger pigeon
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Noun1.Carolina parakeet - extinct parakeet whose range extended far into the United StatesCarolina parakeet - extinct parakeet whose range extended far into the United States
parakeet, paraquet, paroquet, parrakeet, parroket, parroquet - any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots
Conuropsis, genus Conuropsis - a genus of Psittacidae
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It may be an interesting parallel, that a combination of deforestation, hunting, vulnerability of fearless flocks to shooting, and finally disease, is postulated (Snyder and Russell 2002, Snyder 2004) to have been among the causes of extinction of the Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) in North America, a species that once had a vastly greater range and population size than the Puerto Rican Parakeet.
They will go the way of the vast flocks of the Passenger Pigeon and the Carolina Parakeet which were reduced to extinction in 100 years.
If we had been smarter, we'd still have the passenger pigeon and the Carolina parakeet.
The colourful Carolina parakeet was wiped out by 1920 because it ate farmers' crops.
1914 The passenger pigeon, once the most abundant bird in North America, and the Carolina parakeet both become extinct.

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