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That description brought to mind the Galah that we saw in Australia, which
would obviously be an escaped pet.  But you might suggest she check a photo
of a Galah and see if it looks right.

Susan Eaton
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO., MO
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On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Dency Kahn <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  A friend called today from Richmond Heights to say she had just seen a
> bird she had never seen before.  It was in size between a robin and a crow;
> the tail was squared off but opened like a fan in flight.  Rounded head, no
> crest.  She said the colors were blue and pink, like it was wearing a blouse
> and skirt.  Chest gray, belly pink she said.  Tail pink but in flight more
> of an orangey-pink.  Back blue.  It sounds like nothing i have ever seen, so
> I wondered if it could be an escaped caged bird or something from the
> Climatron.  My friend is a farm woman so is familiar with the common birds
> of the midwest, and also San Diego county, so she knows roadrunners,
> orioles, blackbirds and bluebirds.  Pink soft, but a pink pink.  She has
> checked her Peterson guide.  She says the colors are similar to the pink of
> the summer range and the blue of the winter range in the Peterson range
> maps.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Dency Kahn
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> Olivette, MO, St. Louis County
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