Wikijunior:Extinct Birds/Carolina Parakeet

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The Carolina parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis, is a now extinct green parrot.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

They were found in the North-East of the USA.

Description[edit | edit source]

They were mainly green with a bright orange head, pale beak with an orange face. Young birds were purely green, though were paler on their chest.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

They lived in very large flocks, often with 200 or 300 members. They had 2 to 5 round, white eggs at a time.

Diet[edit | edit source]

They ate seeds from plants such as the pine, oak and beech and fruits, like grapes, apples and figs.

Extinction[edit | edit source]

Humans certainly helped make the Carolina Parakeet extinct. They did this through deforestation, hunting and the pet trade.