Which Name is the Right Name? A Name with Several Variations
by Sally Blanchard
OK, is it Carolina Parakeet, Carolina Parrakeet, Carolina Parokeet, Carolina Paroquet, Carolina Parrot, Carolina Conure or Louisiana Paroquet? I think the answer is all of them depending on who is writing about our extinct North American parrot,when they were doing the writing, and where the birdsand/or the writers came from. Some considered that their was a subspecies that lived west of the Carolina Paroquet and called it the Louisiana Parakeet. The painting to the left is by George Edwards and is an early representation (1733) ofthe Carolina Paroquet.