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DESCRIPTION: Red-masked Parakeet , latin name Aratinga erythrogenys Call it what you will, it is one of the famous wild parrots of Telegraph Hill. I have been hearing them quite a bit at lunch time even from out on Pier 14, and I found this one perched on a lamp pole right in front of the Ferry Building. Want to know more, check out http://www.markbittner.net for the latest on these birds. Oh and if you haven't seen the movie or read the book, please do so. It's quite a story.
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TITLE: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill revisited. Red-masked Parakeet , Aratinga erythrogenys
COPYRIGHT: © 2008 Glenn Nevill
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