The parrot of Carolina and the cypress of America Mark Catesby
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The parrot of Carolina and the cypress of America
'Psitticus caroliniensis', the parrot of Carolina, perched on a branch of the cypress of America (Catesby's identifications; modern scientific names: Conuropsis carolinensis, the Carolina Parakeet; Taxodium distichum, the bald cypress). This bird species is now extinct, the last specimen having died in captivity in 1918. Plate 11 from volume I of The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, by Mark Catesby (London, 1731). Mark Catesby was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1733. '
Original: etching. 1731
- Image reference: RS-10460
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