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Evelyn DeLeon holds her umbrella cockatoo Luna in Trenton, N.J.,Thursday, Sept. 4. 2008. A persistent cry of "Help me! Help me!" coming from DeLeon's Trenton house turned out to be from the bird. Neighbors called police, who knocked in the door. Inside, they found the cockatoo with a convincing call.(AP Photo/ Michael Mancuso/Trenton Times )

Evelyn DeLeon holds her umbrella cockatoo Luna in Trenton, N.J.,Thursday, Sept. 4. 2008.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Cries for help inside a Trenton, N.J., home turned out to be for the birds. Neighbors called police Wednesday morning after hearing a woman’s persistent cry of “Help me! Help me!” coming from a house. Officers arrived and when no one answered the door, they kicked it in to make a rescue.

But instead of a damsel in distress, officers found a caged cockatoo with a convincing call.

It wasn’t the first time the 10-year-old bird named Luna said something that brought authorities to the home of owner Evelyn DeLeon.

About seven years ago, the bird cried like a baby for hours, leading to reports of a possible abandoned baby and a visit to the home by state child welfare workers. But it was only Luna practicing a newfound sound, DeLeon says.

DeLeon says her bird learns much of her ever-growing vocabulary from watching television, in both English and Spanish.

Information from: The Times

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