There is nothing quite like one of these birds to make a person think of far away places and characters out of fictional books such as Treasure Island.
Perhaps we shouldn’t romanticize about pirates but the pirates of years gone by have many interesting facets that have almost been lost to us all. Many did purchase parrots, keep them as pets on board ship and then sell them when they stepped back onto dry land. Parrots fetched a very high price – they were both brightly coloured and intelligent and many could talk so well that they became the ‘must have’ pet of the day by the wealthy.
Macaw animated gif – made from the two pictures up above
This is another beautiful bird from Birdland - to be found in Bourton-on-the-Water