Wikijunior:Extinct Birds/Carolina Parakeet
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.