Carolina Parakeet - museum specimenCredit: © Wikipedia Commons | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Karolinasittich_01.jpg
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Snyder (2004) argues that the Carolina Parakeet may have lasted longer into the twentieth century than previously thought, and that this bird may have been distasteful to predators due to its frequent utilization of the cocklebur - a plant highly poisonous to many other animals.
|31-33cm (12-13 in)||Females approximately 100g (3.5 oz); male were larger.|
BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=1586&m=0
The Carolina Parakeet: Glimpses of a Vanished Bird, Snyder, 2004.
Parrots of the World, Forshaw, 2006.