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Wild parrot population booms in Burbank

February 21, 2012 |  7:25 am

A flock of wild, squawking parrots has decided to nest in Burbank, residents say.

At sunrise and sunset, about 100 of them swoop along a path roughly following Verdugo Avenue, creating quite a disturbance.

"It's like this noise," said Burbank resident Cindy Brown. "It feels like this roar that just comes overhead."

Though the birds make a lot of noise, experts say they disperse into smaller groups later in the day and at night, when they're fairly quiet. Pockets of the colorful birds can be found throughout Southern California.

Some experts say the parrots are descendants of the pet bird trade and population boom of the 1970s.