The blue-naped parrot surrendered to the care of the PCSDS on July 23. | Photo courtesy of PCSDS

A Puerto Princesa City resident has turned over to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) a domesticated blue-naped parrot (Tanygnathus lucionensis) that flew into his house.

The parrot, according to the PCSDS, was found on July 23 by a certain Gimmer Pardiño, a resident of Barangay San Pedro.

Commonly called “pikoy” or “loro”, Pardiño told a barangay official that he first saw the bird resting on a tree outside his house before he left for work that day. When he came back, he said he found out that it had remained on the same tree. He gestured on it and was surprised that the bird flew towards him.

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Winyfreda Hall, a barangay official, turned over the bird to the PCSDS office for its proper handling.

PCSDS Wildlife Enforcement Officers brought the bird to the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) in Barangay Irawan where it was determined to be in good health.

Under PCSD Resolution No. 15-521, the blue-naped parrot is listed as a “critically endangered species.”

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