Carolina Parakeet: America's Lost Parrot in Art and Memory
by Carole Boston Weatherford
Published by Avian
This is a sobering story of how a young nation loved,
laid waste, and lost its only parrot. This much is certain. There
was once a gem in the Great Forest, a winged jewel rivaling any
in the tropics. It was the Carolina Parakeet, North America's only
native parrot. Curiously, within the span of a century, the great
flocks dwindled to nothing and this beautiful bird disappeared.
Now, it is almost forgotten. All that remain are romantic tableaux
penned by pioneers, likenesses limned by artists, specimens cataloged
in collections, and longing, wistful longing.
Item Number: 975
Pages: 75 pp.
Illustrations: Black/white photos and illustrations
Size: 6" x 9"