Best Read [Noel F.R. Snyder] ✓ The Carolina Parakeet: Glimpses Of A Vanished Bird || [Mystery Book] PDF ☆

By Noel F.R. Snyder | Comments: ( 708 ) | Date: ( Aug 26, 2019 )

This book provides the first comprehensive account of the biology of one of North America s most enigmatic and colorful wildlife species, the Carolina Parakeet The only parrot endemic to the United States, this species once ranged in large, noisy flocks from Florida to New York, and as far west as Colorado But although it was still widespread and common during the time oThis book provides the first comprehensive account of the biology of one of North America s most enigmatic and colorful wildlife species, the Carolina Parakeet The only parrot endemic to the United States, this species once ranged in large, noisy flocks from Florida to New York, and as far west as Colorado But although it was still widespread and common during the time of John James Audubon whose illustration of the species is perhaps his finest work , the parakeet was gone completely by the mid twentieth century.Through analyses of historical accounts and presentation of considerable new information gleaned from interviewing senior citizens with firsthand knowledge of the species, Noel Snyder develops an intriguing portrait of the parakeet that challenges long held assumptions.Although it has long been believed that the Carolina Parakeet was exterminated largely by shooting, Snyder argues that exotic diseases may have figured heavily in its final disappearance He also presents evidence that the parakeet lasted far longer into the twentieth century than generally believed, and that it may have been toxic and distasteful to predators by virtue of its frequent consumption of the cocklebur a plant highly poisonous to many other vertebrates Snyder proposes avenues of research that could help resolve some of the enduring mysteries about this fascinating bird, and he discusses the significance of its extinction for wildlife conservation in general.


  • Title: The Carolina Parakeet: Glimpses Of A Vanished Bird
  • Author: Noel F.R. Snyder
  • ISBN: 9780691117959
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments The Carolina Parakeet: Glimpses Of A Vanished Bird

  • Stephen

    Admittedly, it’s an off-the-wall hypothetical question: "What is your favorite bird that you have never seen or ever hope to see?" For me, it’s simple: the Carolina parakeet.Now that I’ve read Noel Snyder’s "The Carolina Parakeet: Glimpses of a Vanished Bird," I grieve even more. The only member of the parrot family to have lived in North America, it was arguably the most colorful bird to have graced our skies. It was also highly gregarious: nesting, roosting and foraging in chatty, live [...]


  • Michael

    Noel Snyder reviewed the small amount of literature (mostly journals and firsthand accounts) and collected interviews from senior citizens (in 1979) about the Carolina parakeet (Conuropis carolinensis), the only parrot native to eastern North America. He paints a picture of a flashy, well-known bird that through our species' ignorance and intolerance slipped into extinction. He does a fair amount of speculating about the various reasons the parakeet went extinct, though non of it seems far fetch [...]


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