Carolina Parakeet - our only native parakeet.....now extinct.....This is a stuffed bird, it is not alive.

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((Ospr3y)) on May 10, 2010

Indeed. I would have loved to have this bird visit my feeders. :)

Best Wishes from GA to AUS

liam

OPAPAYA on September 19, 2010

Very nice!

cindy555 on September 28, 2010

That is a pity Liam...We should look after our wildlife more...

L

Marion

Closed on October 14, 2010

MAN!! Didn't know we had one of those. Hope they decide to try re-introducing some other parakeet, that would rock! Imagine a parakeet flock comin to your feeders! =D Very nice photo, I thought it was living, and a very definite LIKE!

Warm Regards, Carolina Girl =D

((Ospr3y)) on December 2, 2011

I'm a little over a year late in replying, GG, but a population of exotic parakeets would not be a good thing. There is a species of Pstittacid, the Monk Parakeet, that has established a population through the Midwest and New Englad. They've caused quite a bit of destruction to the powerlines because of their nesting habits. The people there are doing their best to eliminate them from the area. Also, in New Zealand, there's a species of parrot called the Kea, that is also destructive, mainly do to their habit of stealing rubber and stripping things off of houses. I'm sure it would be nice to see these parrots at the feeders, just destructive in other ways.

Hope you're doing well, we haven't seen any of your photos for too long.

Warmest wishes from GA,

Liam ;)

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  • Uploaded on February 5, 2010
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    by ((Ospr3y))
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
    • Taken on 2010/01/18 16:02:38
    • Exposure: 0.040s (1/25)
    • Focal Length: 5.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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