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News about the Carolina parakeet!

Postby Pajarita » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:11 pm

A new study shows the two distinct geographical areas that the two different subspecies of the ONLY indigenous parrot species that USA had, correcting past misconceptions and helping understand why they became extinct so fast -something that will help preserve alive endangered species of parrots which are the MOST THREATENED AVIAN GROUP in the world!

PS Great drawings of the subspecies!

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/winter- ... a-parakeet

A bit about the species:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_parakeet

https://www.ncpedia.org/carolina-parakeet

A bit more on them - and this one has a good picture of a taxidermied individual: http://www.featheredandfree.com/Carolina_Parakeet.php

And still more interesting info on this article about which were the Carolina parakeet 'sister' species.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/grr ... 2/sep/19/1
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