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Old 01-26-2016, 12:36 PM
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1. You've been picked.

2. Don't argue. Resistance is futile.

I used to work in SF, and had lunch in the park where they forrage during the day. Fun to see.

I'd like to see the wild Red Lored Amazons that migrate to Temple City one of these days.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:38 PM
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Hello and welcome! Poeia is gorgeous, and I love the story of how you two met
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:05 PM
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Hi I loved reading your story...so lovely how she picked you out of all the people coming into the petstore. Ťhey always call the shots
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:45 PM
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Hi, Poeia is beautiful! Welcome.

I'm not sure where you are located, but several years ago, I was outside a local shopping center here in Southern Ca. (Southwest US) and in a large tree right there, was a HUGE flock of Mitered Conures! Wild conures foraging, it was fun to see so close. We have several species of conures and Amazons here.
I'm in New York City. There's a large flock of Cherry Head Conures in San Francisco. There was a
book and movie book and movie
about them, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. I read the book (it was pretty good) but didn't see the movie.

All I know of in NY is a large flock of Quakers on City Island but I've never been out there.
That was an interesting movie, I didn't read the book . These ones around here are definitely Mitered, with the mottled red patches on the head and green juveniles. Quakers, I have rarely seen at all besides in pics, since legally no one can own one out here.
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:19 PM
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Cherry headed conure juveniles are 100% green.

Mitred conure juveniles have a red patch right above the beaks!


Both can be found in southern California.




And there might be a flock of mitreds in New York, too? Don't know if they are still alive or not.

https://wildparrotsny.wordpress.com/tag/queens-conures/

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My first conure was a cherry headed conure, so I've read the book, seen the movie in theaters (first in SF near the park - saw the bird's right after the movie! - second with Mark Bittner where I live), and of course seen the birds!

My second conure is a mitred. I took a trip to Maui some years ago and was hoping to see the mitred flock there. Unfortunately, didn't get to see them, but it was on my return back that I saw the movie and saw the cherry heads in person for the first time! Even got to feed them prior to the ban!



It's nice to see another red head lover!
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Old 01-27-2016, 02:21 PM
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Well, none of these out of a HUGE flock had solid read heads such as the Red Masked (cherry headed do) . Any amount of small red patch would not be very easily distinguishable from 'solid' green anyway, while foraging among a large, shaded, leafy tree, even though it was fairly close. Guess I should have brought my binoculars for technical field observation and accurate species identification in case I somehow needed it at a later date? Lol. What was definitely visible was that the majority of the flock did have the characteristic motled head pattern of the Mitered, not the Red masked. Not that this even matters !

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Old 01-29-2016, 05:32 PM
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RavensGryf, I didn't doubt that you saw mitreds! I know that a lot of people don't know about the color difference between the two species as juveniles, which is why I mentioned it.


I'd love to see the flocks someday! Was supposed to head down to southern California this weekend, but I don't know if I'd be in the right area to see any feral parrots.
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