Wikijunior:Extinct Birds/Carolina Parakeet

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

Distribution edit

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

Description edit

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


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

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

Extinction edit

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