The Carolina parakeet
, common to the Southeastern United States, became extinct in the early part of this century.
Lest North Americans think the endangered status of so many tropical parrots is a problem of tropical countries, the Carolina Parakeet
(Conuropsis carolinensis) is shown in this section and its demise briefly summarized.
A few birds did disappear: the ivorybilled woodpecker, which is thought to be extinct, and the Carolina parakeet
and Bachman's warbler.
Accompanying text documents the survival struggles of such familiar species as the California Condor, and the almost unheralded demise of those now gone, such as eastern North America's only parrot, the Carolina Parakeet
It has escaped the attention of monographers such as have labored over the Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis), Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius), and Carolina Parakeet
Sycamores have also been home to many species of wildlife including the extinct Carolina parakeet
and the endangered Indiana bat.
Whooping cranes could have gone the way of the passenger pigeon, the Carolina parakeet
and the Labrador duck.