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Federal officials rescue protected birds from private home

Jalisco, Guadalajara — The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) has rescued two parrots and one parakeet from a home after citizen complaints. The inspection took place in a building located in the Colonia Centro of the city of Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco.

Profepa staff conducted an inspection of a private house where they found a Yellow-headed Parrot, a Purple-crowned Parrot and an Orange-fronted Parakeet all adults and without a tracing system.

At the time of the visit, inspectors asked for the legal documentation to prove legal possession of the birds, however, they were unable to produce any. The birds were confiscated and remain under guard of the Profepa delegation in Jalisco.

The parrots are listed as extinct hazard in the Official Mexican Standard, while the parakeet is listed as endangered. Profepa reminds citizens that it is illegal to acquire, buy or commercialize protected wildlife in any category of risk or in danger of extinction.