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November 20, 2020 - BBC News

Parrots found stuffed in plastic bottles in Indonesia

Parrots found stuffed in plastic bottles in Indonesia
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Dozens of smuggled parrots stuffed in plastic bottles have been found on a ship docked in Indonesia's eastern region of Papua.

Police said the crew discovered 64 live parrots and 10 dead birds after hearing noises coming from inside a large box.

Indonesia is home to the highest number of threatened bird species in Asia and a rampant illegal trade in birds. Birds are sold domestically in giant avian markets or smuggled abroad.

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