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Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
30-APR-2007 Dan Ng

Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

San Francisco, CA

A pair of wild Red-headed conures take a restbit in cavity of a tall palm tree in the Presidio.
These colorful, but raucous parrots are from the wild population from the City's Telegraph Hill.
The birds were originally purchased as pets, but owners quickly found they did not like captivity.
So some escaped or were released and now number around 200. There's even a book and movie about them!

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Dr. Michael G. Mathews11-May-2007 01:47
Great shot! Very photogenic little guys!
Greg Harp03-May-2007 05:27
Great capture.
carol j. phipps02-May-2007 17:08
Wonderful portrait of these two! Well done. New information for me. Vote
Matthew Mannell02-May-2007 05:15
Nice shot Dan! Love the composition, you have really captured a lot of personality in this pair.
Brinn MacDougall01-May-2007 20:09
I've seen a fim about these birds, it's great you got a shot, wonderful..v
estralita01-May-2007 18:47
Wow!! great capture. vote
Diane Wu01-May-2007 17:17
Beautiful birds, great shot!
Art Parnell01-May-2007 14:57
Brilliant colors and detail!
Kevin Sargent01-May-2007 13:52
Incredible! V
Enny01-May-2007 09:31
excellent work Dan.
Eric Carrère01-May-2007 07:44
Superb composition Dan, V.
Liz Bickel01-May-2007 07:03
How neat! And what a great capture.
Dallas Hyatt01-May-2007 06:31
Cuter than most residents! Great shot.
Simon Chandler01-May-2007 06:16
So sweet and beautiful. v
QUERIDO01-May-2007 05:29
Beautiful shot,vote
Bryan Murahashi01-May-2007 05:19
Cute shot of this pair. V
Patricia Lay-Dorsey01-May-2007 05:18
Oh Dan, this is an amazing capture!!! I have the DVD about the parrots on Telegraph Hill so feel I know their stories. It's wonderful to see that the flock is growing. V
Jean D01-May-2007 03:56
What a beautiful pair! Awesome capture, Dan! You certainly have them captivated! ~V~ I honestly think that they are smiling at you !!!
Tom Munson01-May-2007 03:11
Terrific image Dan. great colors and sharp. V
Bryan Ramsay01-May-2007 03:04
Very nice catch!! -BJ
NealyBob01-May-2007 02:28
Beautiful birds! Excellent capture~ ! v
Cindi Smith01-May-2007 02:17
How cool! I love the story behind them. They say there are some here too but I've yet to find them! Great shot! V
Yi Feng01-May-2007 02:08
They are so cute! Great shot!
Dave Wixx01-May-2007 01:59
Sweet birds - it must be great seeing them around.
Craig Artlett01-May-2007 01:49
Great capture. Very cute.
Mary01-May-2007 01:49
Nice composition!
Manas Khan01-May-2007 01:34
Very colorful ones! Good capture!
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