Stray Amazon parrot found sitting on washing line in Kildare
Kildare Animal Shelter are working to reunite a stray pet parrot with its owner after the bird was spotted in a housing estate in Kilcock this morning.
Two volunteers were alerted to the scene and managed to safely transport the bird to the shelter.
According to Dan Donoher of Kildare Animal Shelter, the bird appears to be a 'blue-fronted Amazon' parrot.
Wild blue-fronted parrots are usually found in northern and eastern Bolivia, northern Argentina, Paraguay and eastern Brazil.
The exotic bird requires warm temperatures to thrive, similar to the climate where his species evolved.
It is believed that the parrot would have been ill-equipped to deal with the colder months, as well as predators such as cats, rodents and larger birds, if the shelter hadn't brought him in.
He appears to be in "good body condition" according to Dan Donoher, which would suggest the bird hasn't been in the wild for too long.
The shelter posted a photo of the parrot on their Facebook page and urged followers to get in touch if they have any relevant information.