one time from Florida to New York and was considered to be the parrot of eastern North America. A nuisance to
farmers the parakeets gradually disappeared over a period or 90 years. By the 1890's, the parakeets were already
uncommon, and collectors eagerly caught the few remaining birds to sell them to zoos. The last known pair of
parakeets lived in the Cincinnati Zoo for some 35 years. They were called "Incas" and "Lady Jane." In the late
summer of 1917, Lady Jane passed away, and her mate Incas quietly "died of grief" on February 21, 1918.