Take another look at the sentence:

Perched on the curtain rod, the parakeet watched Rocky the cat slink behind the living room sofa.

Perched on the curtain rod, a participle phrase, comes right before the noun parakeet. This is a clear and logical pairing of target and modifier. There is no error.

Before you continue, review the rules for misplaced and dangling modifiers.

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