The Carolina Parakeet


A historical journey detailing the extinct species.

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The Carolina Parakeet: America’s Lost Parrot in Art and Memory

by Carole Boston Weatherford

Published by Avian Publications!

This is a 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

ISBN: 091033501X

Pages: 75 pp.

Published: 2005

Illustrations: Black/white photos and illustrations

Binding: Paperback

Size: 6″ x 9″

Additional information

Weight .50 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in