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Stolen parrot is not your average bird

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The search is on in the skies over San Diego for a pet parrot that went missing from Mission Beach. Her name is Carly Lu, and she is well-known in the beach communities.

As Raz Rasmussen tracks down another lead behind Keils supermarket in Clairemont, she calls for her Carly Lu.

"It's almost our 'mockingjay' call between Carly and I," she said.

The nine-year-old parrot was last seen at Mission Bay Park, a place many people flock to see her show off.

"She is extremely friendly, she is super gregarious," Raz said. "She just loves visiting with people."

Raz says Carly Lu flew away after riding with a friend on a bike at Mission May Park. It was dark and she never came back. and her mate Piper hasn't been the same.

"It's been grueling," she said.

As we watch her whistle and call up to the palms and other trees, strangers take notice and know she's the woman with the missing parrot, and they want to help.

"She is very likely in this area because I got a good description of her," Raz said.

Raz hopes she is lost with another flock, but fears she may have been taken.

"I don't know what happened the next morning. One of my fears is that she flew down to someone before I got there," she said.

Carly Lu is known to make calls such as "What?" "Nowwww what?" or "Porker" and she sings "Bridge on the River Kwai," also known as the comet song.

She has a pear-shaped id tag with her name and number on it.

There are reports of a rare flock of grey parrots flying in the Clairemont area, and Carly Lu could be with them.

If you have any information, call (858) 699-8368. The owner is offering a $1,200 reward.

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