Title: Sport 29

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, October 2002

Part of: Sport

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Sport 29: Spring 2002

Mary Cresswell

Mary Cresswell

page 168

Travel Notes (Midland Park)

A sub-adult population, with black plumage, dominates the
Midland Park habitat. Individuals appear in waves, proceeding
bipedally, and ingest fluids from cup-like containers (‘cups’). Their
sound is a mixed crooning combined with muttering and
occasional terminal rising squawks (‘squawks’). None appear to be

Species adults proceed on individual ‘bicycles’. Males are
characteristically red or yellow, with vestiges of juvenile/sub-adult
black plumage, either dorsally or laterally. Females are lime green.
Adults devote great attention to feeding activities. Infrequent
interchanges of sound focus on the ‘bicycles’ and include a long
drawn-out croak, ‘ka-ra-po-ti, ka-ra-po-ti,’
eliciting a group-
excitement response.

The crepuscular activity of the species is cryptic and mysterious.
Further study is warranted.

page 169

Orpheus at the Intersection

Cross the street.
Don't look back yet.

Memory stays green
long enough to

slip through the
stream of madness

and stare back
unblushing, from

the other side.