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Conuropsis carolinensis

Carolina Parakeets painted by John James Audubon,

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) was the only parrot species native to the eastern United States. It was found from the Ohio Valley to the Gulf of Mexico, and lived in old forests along rivers. It was the only species at the time classified in the genus Conuropsis. It was called puzzi la née ("head of yellow") or pot pot chee by the Seminole and kelinky in Chikasha.

The last wild specimen was killed in Okeechobee County, Florida in 1904, and the last captive bird died at the Cincinnati Zoo on 21 February 1918. This was the male specimen "Incas," who died within a year of his mate "Lady Jane." Coincidentally, Incas died in the same aviary cage in which the last Passenger pigeon, "Martha," had died nearly four years prior. It was not until 1939, however, that it was determined that the Carolina Parakeet had become extinct.

Carolina Parakeet in "Birdwitching"Edit

The Carolina Parakeet was one of the birds that Fred O'Neill magicked to Fernwood during a Yule Bird Count competition with Lucy Parker. Up to this point, both witches had attracted birds through space only which took relatively little magic. O'Neill upped the stakes by attracting the bird through both time and space, a much more difficult feat of magic.

Lucy and Jesse Parker couldn't identify the bird until they came across a painting by John James Audubon in a reference book.

Carolina Parakeet in Crosstime TrafficEdit

In some alternates within Crosstime Traffic's reach, live Carolina parakeets could be seen by Crosstime employees who cared to go birding, such as Lonnie.[1]

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