"The Parrakeetos are of a green Colour, and Orange-Colour'd half way their Head. Of these and the Allegators, there is none found to the Northward of this Province....
They visit us first, when Mulberries are
ripe, which Fruit they love extremely. They peck the Apples, to eat the
Kernels, so that the Fruit rots and perishes. They are mischievous to
Orchards. They are often taken alive, and will become familiar and tame
in two days. They have their Nests in hollow Trees, in low, swampy
Ground. They devour the Birch-Buds in April, and lie hidden when the Weather is frosty and hard."
-John Lawson, A New Voyage to Carolina, 1709
-posted by Lydia Grace Therese