Carolina Parakeet

Conuropsis carolinensis
L 12 1/2″ (32 cm).

Song or calls:
Screeching, querulous chattering, and conversational notes.

Description: Sexes similar. Long, pointed tail; green with a yellow head; rich orange cheeks; some yellow and dark blue on wings; large pale yellow bill. Immatures are duller

Habitat: Deciduous forests, edges, and wooded riverbottoms.

Where in Nebraska: Extinct. Formerly a common resident in the Missouri River valley.

Status: Extinct. Trapped by professional bird-catchers, shot in great numbers by hunters for their feathers, and shot by landowners because of their habit of flocking to orchards and tearing fruit apart, and of eating corn and other grain crops.