Carolina Parakeet - ExtinctThe Carolina Parakeet was the only parakeet native to North America. It lived a peaceful life until the 1800s, when man began taking over the landscape with farms. The Carolina parakeet thought this was dandy and began living off the giant bounty of food provided. Farmers did not like this at all and treated the Carolina parakeet as a nuisance, much as they treat ravens and crows.
While the Carolina Parakeet once covered much of southeastern US, soon it was the subject of widespread attempts to wipe it out. Unfortunately, the farmers were successful. The last Carolina parakeets were seen in Florida in the 1880s, and it is now extinct.
Public domain image of Carolina Parakeet by Audubon
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