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Parrot that sounds like R2-D2 on the loose in Maine

MADISON, Maine -- A parrot that can do a wolf whistle and sometimes sounds like R2-D2 from the “Star Wars” films is on the loose in Maine.

Oscar Cornejo tells The Morning Sentinel his 10-year-old Timneh African Grey parrot named Paco became spooked last week and flew off his shoulder.

The 10-inch-tall charcoal gray bird has a burgundy tail. Cornejo says it has since been seen several times on the grounds of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, where Cornejo is the summer program administrator.

Paco can imitate the beeps of microwave ovens, smoke detectors and trucks.

The birds are native to the African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast.

Experts say the parrot could face difficulties feeding itself and avoiding predators.

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