Carolina Parakeet

Conuropsis carolinensis

ML62772811


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just outside 1831 Memphis-near Mississippi River
Shelby, Tennessee, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 35.133, -90.0633 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
Field notes/sketch; No bird;

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This page has the Carolina Parakeet sighting

Observation details

Birds shot and sketched by famous french visitor to Memphis between Dec 20-23, 1831--Alexis de Tocqueville who kept extensive diaries and wrote famed book "Democracy in America". He and his traveling companions (Gustave de Beaumont) were waiting in Memphis from Dec 18-Dec 24 for the extreme cold to break and unfreeze the Mississippi. They left Dec 25, 1831 by boat. Tocqueville confirms his knowledge of the species with a picture in his notebook around Dec 23 of one of the 4 Carolina Parakeets. At least one "Chickasaw Indian" accompanied Tocqueville and Beaumont when the parakeets were encountered

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 7
Lens model
iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8
f-stop
f/1.8
Focal length
4 mm
Shutter speed
1/24 sec
ISO
40
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
2,591KB
Dimensions
4032 x 3024

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