Mildura Police have taken into custody – a local bird.

The budgerigar was found by Detectives in Deakin Avenue between 14th and 15th Street Mildura on Sunday.

Detective Senior Constable Foster from the Mildura Crime Investigation Unit who was on patrol, found the bird which appeared to have been hit by a car.

“We are hoping the bird, which we have given the name “Skittles”, makes a full recovery but we would also like to find the owner,” Detective Foster said.

If anybody recognises the bird – a photo of it has been posted on the Mildura Police Eyewatch Face Book page - or knows who the owner is they should contact Detective Senior Constable Foster or Senior Constable Mark Baumann at the Mildura Police Station on 5018 5300.

At this stage there is no further plan to investigate the incident further.