A tropical bird spotted in the heart of Oakland is sparking curiosity and joy on social media. People are stretching their necks to catch a glimpse of a yellow parrot that has been seen hanging with a group of crows. Bird experts said it is likely the parrot was someone’s pet who either escaped or was recklessly released. An NBC Bay Area news crew tried to search for the elusive bird on Thursday and came up empty, but did find a witness. "All of a sudden I saw something that wasn’t a crow. It was just a parrot with a yellow head and green body," said David Robinson, a birdwatcher in Oakland. Robinson spotted the yellow-headed Amazon parrot in his neighborhood three weeks ago. "The crows were kind of harassing it," he said. Robinson said despite the bullying, the parrot kept following the crows and over time, the bird watcher thinks, the crows have accepted the colorful parrot as one of their own. Another Oakland bird watcher, Ingrid Taylar, spotted the parrot last week roosting with a murder of crows in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood. "It did sound in my friend’s video that it’s making crow-like noises," Robinson said. "And […]


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