Very strangly colored bird spotted in backyard

by jana cooley
(milwaukie oregon)


My friend saw this bird on the ground and tried to snap a picture of it. Is it an escaped pet, like a sun conure or maybe a wild bird who is flying off it's path? I have never seen a bird with these colors in our area. At first I wondered if it might be a pheasant, but he said no and we couldn't find anything resembling it. He said it looked like a peacock- So curious!

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Nov 19, 2014
very strange colored bird spotted in backyard
by: Brook

Hi, yes, it is not native to the area. It is difficult to ID from the picture but is most likely an escaped pet. If you can trap it you will be giving a loving parent a wonderful gift. It may not survive this cold weather either.

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