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rhamphotheca:

The last captive Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) died at the Cincinnati Zoo 96 years ago, on February 21, 1918.  The Carolina Parakeet was the only parrot species native to the eastern United States. It went extinct presumably due to habitat loss and persecution by humans.  This specimen from the Smithsonian Division of Birds collection was one of the last surviving birds. It was born in captivity in 1902. More about this species: Encyclopedia of LifeImage by Christina A. Gebhard via National Museum of Natural History Image Collection 

rhamphotheca:

The last captive Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) died at the Cincinnati Zoo 96 years ago, on February 21, 1918.

The Carolina Parakeet was the only parrot species native to the eastern United States. It went extinct presumably due to habitat loss and persecution by humans.

This specimen from the Smithsonian Division of Birds collection was one of the last surviving birds. It was born in captivity in 1902.

More about this species: Encyclopedia of Life

Image by Christina A. Gebhard via National Museum of Natural History Image Collection