Extinction of Carolina Parakeet || Facts & Photos you want to see and know

Extinction of Carolina Parakeet || Facts & Photos you want to see and know

The Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or Carolina conure was a small green neotropical parrot with a bright yellow head, reddish orange face and pale beak native to the eastern, Midwest and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was called puzzi la née (“head of yellow”) by the Seminole and kelinky in Chickasaw.
It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico, from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It lived in old-growth forests along rivers and in swamps.
There are two recognized subspecies. The Louisiana subspecies became extinct in much the same way, but at a somewhat earlier date (early 1910s). The Appalachian Mountains separated these birds from the eastern C. c. carolinensis.
Though formerly prevalent within its range, the bird had become rare by the middle of the 19th century. The last confirmed sighting in the wild was of the ludovicianus subspecies in 1910. The last known specimen perished in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1918 and the species was declared extinct in 1939.

World Parrot Refuge Pt 4 Caring for the Old & Sick- Wendy Huntbatch

World Parrot Refuge Pt 4  Caring for the Old & Sick- Wendy Huntbatch

Check out the series of videos at the playlist. Click the link top right of copy and paste this –
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBTnL0UBykXzFEj4voDlJK4uP4z4Py4Hp
I produced a 15 min doc about Wendy ad her birds for my CHEK TV series Vancouver Isl Chronicles. Here is the link for that. https://youtu.be/iEmbm2-GqWk
Sadly we lost Wendy to cancer and Parrot World has closed but I like to think that her spirit lives on.

Amazon shopping list on Alexa, by Petra the African Grey. Who really just wants a peanut

Amazon shopping list on Alexa, by Petra the African Grey. Who really just wants a peanut

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Petra made a shopping list on the Amazon Echo. We are having Alexa tell us what the list contains then when we ask Petra WHY she made a list, All she can say is “I want a Peanut”

Her list: Girl, Apple, Broth, Okay, Bread, Rock, Yes Beer, rock, Play rocking robin, No, Coffee, Rock, Butter, Hello, Fire, Tub butter, Talk, Graham, Trash, Ice, Cheese, Echo dot, Fedex, Chicken. When asked why she created a shopping list she said “I want a peanut”

Alexa. All lights on. Petra the African Grey controls the Amazon Echo & turns lights on.

Alexa. All lights on. Petra the African Grey controls the Amazon Echo & turns lights on.

Been contacted all day long by news outlets lol. She was on TV 11-16-17 (Inside edition) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HyrRrDGz64&feature=youtu.be
and 11-22-17 (The List)
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Petra Mimics what she hears in the morning.
Door opens. “Alexa. All lights on.” Lights come on. Thanks to Amazon Echo, Insteon switch and Hue bulbs.
Petra says “Okay.” in anticipation of Alexa’s own “Okay”
“Petra Sorry. What are you doin? Do you want fresh water peanut? Say your sorry. Do You want fresh water? (?) then laughing. (Noises)

she has her own FB page https://www.facebook.com/PetraTheAfricanGrey

Petra will be on TV today, here’s the link to her clip!!!   http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/rtmtv-parrot-asks-alexa-turn-lights-pet-alpaca-welcomes-guest

Interview of what she thinks about being famous
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkF36PSE7A4&lc=z23tcpgzwrmxsvykmacdp432cclmxigqat2rdxzaaqhw03c010c