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Dead parrot identification (bit gutsy)


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Hello.

 

Does anyone know what type of bird this is ? ..... to me it's a parrot, but could it be a parakeet or something similar  ?

 

Seen in west London recently. A-parrot-ently (please excuse the pun), parrots are not unusual now in London nowadays.

 

Many thanks,

Phil

 

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Did you determine it really was dead, or are you just guessing?

 

dd

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Here’s what they look like when inflated

 

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Contrary to popular myth, they are not treated as vermin by the ‘locals’, very colourful, fairly amusing and noisy characters and smaller birds share the nut feeder with them in our garden.

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All together now....

 

"Now that's what I call a dead parrot..."

 

Alan

No,no. It's just resting. I'm sure I just saw it move!

 

Ian

 

It's all very well so long as nobody follows up with the Lumberjack Song! (which I think was next)

 

Mike

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Contrary to popular myth, they are not treated as vermin by the ‘locals’, very colourful, fairly amusing and noisy characters and smaller birds share the nut feeder with them in our garden.

 

I remember seeing a report on the BBC TV news about how locals in Surrey were treating them as vermin as they were driving other birds away and causing mayhem and noise. I'm sure some were complaining about how they couldn't hang washing out on their gardens due to the mess they made.

 

Personally, I liked listening to their song and watching them fly around in big groups.

 

Here's an old report from 2009 - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8284962.stm

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All together now....

 

"Now that's what I call a dead parrot..."

 

Alan

 

No,no. It's just resting. I'm sure I just saw it move!

Ian

It's all very well so long as nobody follows up with the Lumberjack Song! (which I think was next)

 

Mike

I'm OK

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These parakeets screech around our house all the blimmin' time, and as much as I love wildlife, I'm afraid I have no regrets for seeing this species spread across the road!

 

It has definitely ceased to be.

 

R

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Thanks for the replies and links. I never knew that the London area had so many feral parrots.

 

Any pirates missing a parrot ? :D

It must be a pirate's parrot because it's in pieces of eight. 

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