Search for owner of stray exotic bird

An ANIMAL welfare charity is looking for the owner of an exotic bird found in a graveyard on New Year’s Day.

The pale-headed rosella parakeet was spotted by a man at the cemetery in Pentland Place, Kirkcaldy, at around midday.

He managed to coax it down from its perch before calling the Scottish SPCA.

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The bird, which has been named Rainbow, is now being cared for at the charity’s rehoming centre in Balerno. Animal rescue officer Kieran Smart said: “A brightly coloured parakeet isn’t the kind of bird you’d expect to find in a graveyard.

“Thankfully, the gentleman who rescued Rainbow is a bird owner himself and he and his family were able to catch him without too much trouble.

“Rainbow is a striking yellow, blue and grey parakeet with a red tip on his tail. We don’t often see birds with this particular coloration, so if he does have an owner they should recognise him straight away.”