Parrots seek refuge from Irma on 22nd floor of Miami hotel

PHOTO: Two parrots seek shelter at the edge of a 22nd-floor window at Dadeland Marriott in Kendall, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017.PlayLaura Aguiar
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PHOTO: Two parrots seek shelter at the edge of a 22nd-floor window at Dadeland Marriott in Kendall, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017.Laura Aguiar
Two parrots seek shelter at the edge of a 22nd-floor window at Dadeland Marriott in Kendall, Florida, Sept. 9, 2017.

A family staying on the 22nd floor of the Miami Marriott Dadeland caught snapshots of two of Florida's more colorful residents, a pair of parrots, who were taking shelter from the beginnings of what is expected to be a very powerful storm.

U.S. parrots are found in the greatest numbers in parts of South Florida and California, according to the National Wildlife Federation.