Carolina parakeet

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A species of parrot (Conuropsis carolinensis) that was the only parrot species native to the eastern USA. It lived in old forests along rivers, and was found from the Ohio Valley to the Gulf of Mexico. By the early 1890s it had become extinct as a result of shooting by farmers (who saw it as a pest), over‐collecting (for its colourful feathers), and destruction of its native habitat.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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