Wikijunior:Extinct Birds/Carolina Parakeet

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Conuropsis carolinensis (Carolina parakeet).jpg

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


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


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.



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


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


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