THE owners of an exotic bird found in a Kirkcaldy graveyard on Sunday are being sought.
Officers from the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) were called to the cemetery in the town’s Pentland Place on New Year’s Day after a member of the public spotted the colourful creature at around noon.
The gentleman managed to coax the bewildered bird - a pale headed rosella parakeet - down from its perch before calling the animal charity for help.
The parakeet, which has been named Rainbow, is now being cared for at the SSPCA’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Balerno, but the charity is hoping to reunite him with his owner.
Kieran Smart, animal rescue officer with the charity, 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 colouration so if he does have an owner they should recognise him straight away.
“He is in fairly good condition so we don’t think he was outdoors for long.
“He also seems fairly easy to handle so there’s a good chance someone is missing him.
“Hopefully we’ll reunite him with his owner, but if no-one comes forward to claim him then we’ll look after him until he gets a good home.”
Anyone who recognises Rainbow can call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.