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And Now, a Parrot Update

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The Telegraph Hill parrots, made famous by the 2005 documentary, have kept busy in recent months as poster children of the opposition to a 400-foot Transamerica sidekick proposal. They won! Now an AP story has a little more on how the plucky birds are doing these days: there were only a handful, maybe around four, back in 1989, but they now number about 300. As the flock grows, though, the number of sick birds has grown proportionally — sometimes they eat too many seeds from their fans, giving them a bone disease. [AP, previously]