Carolina Parakeet, Gustav Mutzel
Once abundant, this extinct species nested in
large colonies in the cypress swamps in the South Atlantic and Gulf States.
They migrated up the Mississippi, and Missouri Rivers to the Platte and
regularly to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska, and in
the east to Pennsylvania. Hunted for their feathers and
slaughtered as pests, the last reported sighting in the wild was a small
flock in Florida in 1920.
Bachman's Warbler, Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Male: left, Female: right
A recently extinct species, Bachman's
Warblers nested in the underbrush of forested swamps in the region bounded
by Louisiana up to Kentucky and Maryland, and over to the Carolinas and
Georgia, migrating to Cuba in winters. None have been seen since the early
1960s in North America and they were listed as endangered in 1967.