Carolina parakeet

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Related to Carolina parakeets: Conuropsis carolinensis, Passenger pigeons
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Synonyms for Carolina parakeet

extinct parakeet whose range extended far into the United States

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They will also be, to a varying extent, genomic hybrids--mammoths that are partly Asian elephant, passenger pigeons that are partly band-tailed pigeon, great auks that are partly razorbill, Carolina parakeets that are partly sun parakeet.
Today, it aches the heart to look at Audubon's picture of the Carolina Parakeets, painted in Louisiana in 1825.
Over the generations, they must have suffered from a bad case of wildlife overload: 3 to 5 billion passenger pigeons, 40 to 50 million buffalo, 10 million elk, a few million Carolina parakeets.
Carolina parakeets still glittered in the treetops and passenger pigeons darkened the sky with flocks that numbered in the billions.
John James Audubon gave his dog now-extinct Carolina parakeets to find out whether they were poisonous.
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