Audubon's Aviary: Part I of The Complete Flock

By James Tarmy - 2013-03-07T23:44:34Z

Photograph by New York Historical Society via Bloomberg

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"Carolina Parakeet" (1825)

The Carolina Parakeet was the only parrot native to the United States. By the time Audubon created this watercolor, the species, considered a pest by farmers, was already on its way to extinction. The last wild Carolina Parakeet was seen in 1920.