Indonesian police seize smuggled parrots stuffed in plastic bottles

FAKFAK, Indonesia (AFP) – Dozens of parrots stuffed into plastic water bottles were discovered on a ship docked in Indonesia’s Papua region, authorities said.

Police in the town of Fakfak said the vessel’s crew reported hearing noises coming from a large box where 64 live black-capped lories and another 10 dead birds were found on Thursday morning.

Black-capped lories are a type of parrot native to New Guinea and nearby smaller islands.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin