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Endangered Bird Found Shot, Killed With BB Pellet in Ocean Beach

The endangered Lilac-crowned Amazon parrot died with a BB in its wing, rescuers told NBC 7

 An endangered bird found shot and killed in San Diego’s Ocean Beach has upset many local residents. 

On Friday, SoCal Parrot in Jamul received a call about an injured parrot found along West Point Loma Boulevard near Ocean Beach. The group rescues dozens of injured wild parrots every year, though this one was different because it was of an endangered species.

X-rays later showed the bird had a BB lodged in its wing.

The endangered Lilac-crowned Amazon parrot died overnight.

The rescuers say the birds are noisy, which can sometimes make people upset.

SoCal Parrot says it’s the second parrot they’ve received this year that has been shot. They received four in 2015.

They say anyone with any information should either contact police or SoCal Parrot.

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