My New Roommate

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This is a picture of my new roommate, a young hawk-headed (red-fan) parrot, Deroptyus a. accipitrinus. This bird was captive born and raised. This picture was taken when the bird was only seven weeks old, and was growing her(his?) first feathers. (S)he is five months and four days old today.

Image: Andrea Wiebolt.

When you see this picture appear on my blog, I will be at JFK airport, picking up this bird from the airlines, and heading back home on the subway.

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What a beautiful little bird. I recall seeing one them at the local bird store and found it quite striking.

Wonderful. Congratulations. She/he is gorgeous/handsome.

Oh, that bird looks smart, like (s)he's trying to figure things out even at that young an age. I envy you having a new personality to explore and the process of becoming friends ahead of you.

By carolyn13 (not verified) on 29 Oct 2007 #permalink

Congratulations on your new addition to your family. I hope S/he is settling in well