June 22, 2007

A Timberlake parrot?

Timberlake Cockatoo Dance!
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Has this bird watched music videos before? Her dance moves might just be better than the originals! After some preening she starts to dance and, yes, it's true, "she's got rhythm!"

Funny Parrot
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Think you can mimic animal sounds better than a parrot? Compare and be humbled. Mockery is always a good party trick to entertain friends. Or teach exaggerated noises when you babysit the kiddies. Remember to ask about the free Red Cross Babysitting classes
(registration required) through the library this summer!

Listen to cat calls or bird calls all day long through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Their Macaulay Library has a searchable sound and video library catalog. Squawk!

When you visit the library you can always peruse photos of these beautiful and exotic birds in the book, Family: Parakeets, Budgerigars, Cockatiels, Lovebirds, Llories, Macaws by W. de Grahl. Read The Wild parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story ... with Wings by Mark Bittner or watch The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill on DVD.