Re: NANFA-L-- Re: parakeets and common names

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Re: parakeets and common names
Date: Wed Nov 17 2004 - 11:16:25 CST

very good dave! thanks for the thorough explanation. one of the great things
about this list that i enjoy.
im curious to see a pic of a carolina parakeet.
just searched the web. the bird is extinct and was quite beautiful. sadly
gone. last colony observed in 1920 in florida. about 30 members. they were c
onsidered a pest because they gathered in great flocks and ravaged man's
one would assume "parakeet" was a distinct specie. not so.
parakeet almost sounds like "little parrot". thus possibly a generic term
for small parrot like birds.
thanks dave

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