Re: Yellow Parrot
- I got a much better view of this bird yesterday. It is a parakeet
with a bright green, almost chartreuse, back, yellow tipped tail and
yellow wings with black speckles and black spots on its face and neck.
Its cere is brownish, so perhaps it is a female.
I can't see any leg bands, but apparently the practice is much less
common than it used to be.
Several reponses I got predicted a very short life expectancy, but it
is a month or more since first sighting.
--- In Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com, "Jim Armstrong" <jimarm@...> wrote:
> For the second time in two weeks, I have a small, uniformly bright
> yellow parrot (or large yellow parakeet) in my yard in SE Potter
> Valley. It was here briefly on George and Chuck's Big Day, but
> refused to be seen when they came by.
> While I assume it is an escapee from a home or collection, it is far
> from tame, flushing from my seed feeder area with wild-bird speed
> I go out.
> I haven't noticed any call or song.
> Any one know where it might belong?