Fighting The Grey Parrot Blues

Tony Juniper | Posted 10.09.2017 | UK Politics
Tony Juniper

The work of The World Parrot Trust, BirdLife International, many scientists, bird breeders and others has over the last three decades helped to avert the extinction of many species of parrots. Even some of the most critically endangered ones have begun to increase in number. The African Grey Parrot could join that group on the way to recovery and the journey might begin with this month's CITES conference and a ban on wild-caught birds being traded internationally.

This Parakeet Has Learned How To Use Siri On His Owner's iPhone

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Parakeets are very clever birds, as is clear from the fact that they can replicate human speech. This particular one, however, might be the most intel...

Man Has Ears Cut Off So He Looks More Like His Pet Parrots

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

As far as bird-brained ideas go, this is a good one. Having already tattooed his face and eyeballs so he looks more like his beloved parrots, Ted ...

This Parrot Does A Great Matthew McConaughey Impression

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Never let it be said that Matthew McConaughey parrots his lines. Because it's more a case of the other way around. Yes, hello to Einstein the parro...

We Don't Think This Parrot Is A Fan Of Violin Music...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Comedy

"I was unexpectedly attacked by my daughter parrot while playing the Titanic music on the violin," explains the husband of YouTuber Jane Bennett. The ...

Cool Pet Video Of The Day: Man Races His Parrot On His Motorbike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Vito the macaw. Vito likes nothing more than going out for a ride with his owner on the appropriately named Greek island...

Dog And Parrot Fight Over Yoghurt Pot, The Internet Wins

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Comedy

At last, a video that answers the age-old question 'who would win in a fight between a dog and a parrot (over a yoghurt pot)?' The answer being, of...

Don't Touch That Parrot!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the grey parrot that appears to be the MC Hammer of the avian world. (Via Viral Viral Videos)...

WATCH: Monty Python Parakeet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Comedy

We've already had a parrot whistling 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life'. And now for something completely different... Disco the parakeet saying...

WATCH: Parrot Is Excited At Spotting Squirrel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Listen up, everyone! Ariel the parrot has just spotted a squirrel out in the garden and - as you can tell from the video above - she's very keen for t...

WATCH: Parrot Rides His ‘Bird Buggy’

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Look, it’s really quite simple. A very nice man called Andrew Grey has built a rather nifty motorised buggy for his African Grey parrot, Pepper. So ...

WATCH: Parrot Sings Along To 'Gangnam Style'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Why? Why? Why? If you knew your pet parrot/cockatoo was pretty adept at picking up song lyrics, why - of all the tracks in all the world - would you g...

Not Just A Bird-Brained Pretty Boy

PA | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

A cockatoo called Figaro has astonished scientists by figuring out how to manufacture and use tools. It is the first time a parrot has shown this a...

WATCH: Baby Parrots Are Very Excited About Being Fed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Alright, lads - calm down! Today's oooh-oooh-aren't-they-cute video shows a bunch of baby Quaker parrots squawking and jumping up and down with ex...

Who's A Brainy Boy Then? African Grey Parrots 'Smarter Than Two-Year-Old Humans'

PA | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

African grey parrots are no bird brains - they can not only learn to talk, but they have outperformed human two-year-olds in a test of intelligent rea...

WATCH: Chihuahua Vs. Parrot Vs. Yoghurt Pot

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Comedy

For the ultimate grudge match between a Chihuahua (a small, yappy-type dog) and a parrot (a small, squawk-loving bird) over a not-quite empty yoghurt ...

Spix's Macaw

Tony Juniper | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tony Juniper

Last May, while having dinner with a close friend, I suddenly found myself on the receiving end of unexpected compliments - for having had one of my books made into a film." What film?" I said. "Rio", my friend replied, adding that it was "the one about the two rare blue parrots"... The last bit certainly rang a bell, as I was the author of a book called Spix's Macaw - the race to save the world's rarest bird. This true story charted the fortunes of a single male of this rare blue parrot and how he was reunited with a last female in a bid to save the species from extinction.