A pair of dusky lories, Pseudeos fuscata,
as portrayed in tiles just above the handrail on the walls of the
at the northernmost stairway to the NYC uptown subway stop
(A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [wallpaper size].
This is one of the species of parrot that I bred up until a few years ago. This species was also included in my postdoc research into the evolution of parrots of the islands of the South Pacific Ocean. Dusky lories make excellent, although noisy, pets.
How appropriate to have lories given your ownership of and past and present experience with same. [ATTENTION: Harry Potter/DEATHLY HALLOWS SPOILER immediately follows]. Now that Hedwig the Owl went down in the first pages of DH, don't you need a new avian Web alter ego?