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.
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill revisited. Red-masked Parakeet , Aratinga erythrogenys
© 2008 Glenn Nevill