Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

My New Roommate

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This is a picture of my new roommate, a young hawk-headed (red-fan) parrot, Deroptyus a. accipitrinus. This bird was captive born and raised. This picture was taken when the bird was only seven weeks old, and was growing her(his?) first feathers. (S)he is five months and four days old today.

Image: Andrea Wiebolt.

When you see this picture appear on my blog, I will be at JFK airport, picking up this bird from the airlines, and heading back home on the subway.

Comments

  1. #1 Bob O'H
    October 29, 2007

    Awww, what a cheeky grin it has.

    Bob

  2. #2 Coturnix
    October 29, 2007

    Gorgeous!

  3. #3 The Ridger
    October 29, 2007

    Do they all come with flowers? Gorgeous bird!

  4. #4 pough
    October 29, 2007

    What a beautiful little bird. I recall seeing one them at the local bird store and found it quite striking.

  5. #5 bob levy
    October 29, 2007

    Wonderful. Congratulations. She/he is gorgeous/handsome.

  6. #6 carolyn13
    October 29, 2007

    Oh, that bird looks smart, like (s)he’s trying to figure things out even at that young an age. I envy you having a new personality to explore and the process of becoming friends ahead of you.

  7. #7 Alison
    October 30, 2007

    Congratulations on your new addition to your family. I hope S/he is settling in well

    ~A

  8. #8 Lillet Langtry
    October 30, 2007

    Congratulations Hedwig! I wish you both the abosulte best.

    xo L