Date: 2/21/18 12:18 pm From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...> Subject: [Tweeters] What Happened To America's Only Parrot?
I just published an obituary that I've been researching writing for a few days that may interest you. This obituary is for the Carolina parakeet, a species that went extinct today, when Incas, the last known representative of his species, died in the Cincinnati Zoo 100 years ago.
In this piece, I tried to capture the natural history, and the personality of these birds -- not easy since almost nothing is known about them -- and to place that into the historical context in which the extinction of this parrot occurred.
I hope you find this piece interesting. I am ALWAYS interested in more photographs and documents/observations/letters that mention this species, so please do let me know if you know of anything out there.