Rare Brazilian parrot chick and 11 eggs seized in Lisbon

A rare Brazilian parrot chick and 11 eggs, worth as much as €60,000 on the black market, were seized this week in Lisbon by a PJ corruption squad working in conjunction with conservation authorities. A 62-year-old man has appeared in court charged with qualified contraband and crimes against nature. The chick and the eggs all belong to the Amazona brasiliensis species of parrot, classified as “vulnerable” on the IUCN red list.