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Still shot from the movie: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Whether escaped or abandoned, these birds of a feather have flocked together, and managed to survive in the foreign, urban landscape of San Francisco. Equally homeless is Mark Bittner, the man who befriends and feeds them. This documentary shows how the man and parrots are learning from each other to adapt and find their place in the surrounding, bustling world. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 10 Feb 2005
Video Release: 25 Dec 2005
MPAA Rating: G
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The amazing life of birds is followed in another documentary titled, Winged Migration. The plight of a featherless variety is the focus of the film, March of the Penguins. If you would like to know more about Mark Bittner and his flock of feather friends, look for his book, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill—A Love Story.

Home Video Extra Features

The tale of the birdman and his parrots takes flight on DVD, with the following bonus featurettes: Origins of the Flock, Urban Legends, Update on Mingus at the Oasis, Parrots Music Video, Mark Bittner’s Home Movies, and Flock Updates. Also included are deleted scenes, the theatrical trailer and a bonus short titled California Quail. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1).

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