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Hua Mei Birds Put Pigeons to Shame

by George Bodarky
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birds in a cage
Anne Bowerman, Flickr

Colorful Hua Mei Birds show off in Chinatown.

We all expect to see pigeons in city parks.  So you can imagine the surprise when passersby encounter exotic songbirds at a garden in Manhattan's Chinatown. 

Every morning, rain or shine, Chinese immigrants show of their pets, so-called Hua Mei Birds, in a section of Sara Delano Roosevelt Park.  We visited the garden on a Saturday morning.

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