The Carolina Parakeet was once the only native parrot once found in parts of the United States. The range covered the eastern states into the Midwest and plains states. The Carolina Parakeet went extinct in 1918.
This is a vibrant reproduction of a painting by famed ornithological artist John James Audubon. The work features seven life-like birds in various poses. Males and females as well as one bird in all-green juvenile plumage are foraging together in a Cocklebur plant. The original work was created around 1825 to be part of Audubon's masterwork, the Birds of America. The Carolina Parakeet went extinct in 1920; even in Audubon's time he noted the decline of of the species during his years of observation.