Carolina parakeet


Car·​o·​li·​na parakeet ˌker(-ə)-ˈlī-nə- How to pronounce Carolina parakeet (audio)
: an extinct parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) of the eastern U.S.

Examples of Carolina parakeet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New Englanders watched the heath hen, an eastern prairie chicken, collapse to a single male who died in 1931, followed quickly by the extinction of the most colorful of all our birds, the Carolina parakeet. TIME, 12 Dec. 2023 But think of all those other remarkable species that became extinct before captive breeding programs could be established--think of the passenger pigeon, the Carolina parakeet, the Tasmanian wolf, and that symbol of extinction, the dodo. Jared Diamond, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 The plumed paradise birds, the great and little egret, blue-throated and amethyst hummingbirds, the bright green Carolina parakeet, the Toco toucan, the lyre bird, the silver pheasant, the velvet bird, the tanager, the resplendent trogon ... Mary Jo Dilonardo, Treehugger, 25 May 2023 The Carolina parakeet was the only bird of its kind native to the eastern portion of the U.S. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 21 Apr. 2022 The last Carolina parakeet died at the Cincinnati Zoo in February of 1918 soon after his mate, Lady Jane, passed. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 21 Apr. 2022 The visitor can inspect the now extinct passenger pigeon and the Carolina parakeet. Marissa Fessenden, Scientific American, 17 May 2013

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Word History


Carolina, English colony

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Carolina parakeet was in 1893

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“Carolina parakeet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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