Carolina Parakeet

CAROLINA PARAKEET
Conuropsis carolinensis

» Extinct Last captive Carolina parakeet, Incas, died in February of 1918.
» Last wild populations may have lasted into the early 1930s.
» Ranged throughout southeastern United States as far north as southern New York and as far west at Kansas.
» Also called Carolina Paroquet, Carolina Conure.
» Western sub-species: Louisiana Parakeet also extinct
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Was occasionally kept as a companion when they were common.
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Some aviculturists and ornithologists believe that these birds would be classed in the Aratinga genus if they still existed today. It has been suggested that they would be closely related to the group that includes the Sun, Jenday, and Gold-capped conure mostly because of their physical resemblance.

On this website, there are many extensive articles aind information on the Carolina Parakeet in the History Section


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