Being a San Francisco Wild Parrot Ain't Easy

San Francisco's famous colony of wild parrots has never been bigger — or harder-up — according to a much-circulated A.P. article. 

The personable, striking birds made famous by the film The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and its birdman subject Mark Bittner's book of the same title are thriving: The flock has tripled over the past decade to some 300 birds. And yet, Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue, an organization that resuscitates and adopts out cockatiels, canaries, and other birds, reports it has never had more dinged-up wild parrots needing homes. 

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