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EU firm Parrot chosen to produce surveillance drones for the US

Parrot company is one of six companies chosen by the US Dept. of Defense to manufacture short-range reconnaissance aircraft for the US military.

Kakapow! Rare world's fattest parrot has record breeding season

Wellington - The world's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said Thursday, with climate change possibly aiding the species' unique mating spree.

Pelt and road: Tribal welcome for Xi in PNG

Port Moresby - Sporting parrot feathers, possum pelts and seashell necklaces, dozens of people from various tribes in Papua New Guinea serenaded China's president on Friday as he opened a new Chinese-funded road in the poor Pacific Island nation.

Evidence of one of world's rarest birds found in Australia

Sydney - A feather from one of the most elusive birds in the world has been found in South Australia, the first proof in more than a century that it lives there, wildlife experts said Thursday.

Minecraft to change controversial parrot feeding mechanic

Minecraft developer Mojang has said it will change the way parrots are fed in the game after community members realised it could kill real birds. A feature of an upcoming update, parrots are currently fed with chocolate which would actually poison them.

'Parrot Heads' documentary soars to No. 1 on Amazon Special

Jimmy Buffett's fans, which are affectionately known as "Parrot Heads," are one of the most loyal fan-bases in contemporary music.

White sand beaches? — They were made from parrot fish poop

Don't you just love the pictures in travel magazines of stunning white sand beaches surrounded by clear emerald blue waters? If you have ever wondered where white sand comes from, you may be surprised to learn those grains of sand are parrot fish poop.

Parrot that insulted elderly woman detained in India

Rajura - Hariyal, a parrot from India, was detained after it hurled obscenities at an 85-year-old woman. The woman was his owner's stepmother.

Unraveling the global invasion of the Monk Parakeet

Monk parakeets, also called Quaker parrots, began invading Europe and North America about 40 or 50 years ago. While the global spread of this delightful parrot is amazing, they all appear to have originated from one area of South America.

The Parrot Pot takes the guesswork out of watering plants

Many technology geeks think of the A.R. Drone or Bebop Drone when they hear the word Parrot. But after their success last year in releasing Flower Power, a wireless sensor that monitors plant health via the Internet, they have added two new devices.

Pet parrot returns after 4 years and now speaks Spanish

Torrance - Four years ago a pet parrot disappeared, but the owner has been reunited with him. However, the parrot now speaks Spanish.

Costa Rica deports German caught smuggling hundreds of animals

San Jos - Costa Rica is famous for its wildlife and scenic grace. The country's biodiversity is astounding, but so is its illegal wildlife trafficking. In this land of unparalleled beauty, there are car alarms in the jungle and treachery is not unheard of.

Scientists: Cockatoos learn to use tools by watching fellow birds

Vienna - If someone calls you a bird-brain, you may wish to consider that a compliment. Many birds, especially parrots, are very intelligent. One cockatoo in particular — the Goffin's cockatoo — has shown scientists that it can use tools to obtain food.

This parrot is actually a woman posing in bodypaint

What looks exactly like a parrot perched on a stump is really the work of artist Johannes Stoetter, who lives in Italy. He spent four hours painting the woman's body using special breathable paint.

Shrieking pet parrot tips off police to India murder

Agra - A pet parrot in India has been credited with helping catch the man who murdered its owner, a relative said Thursday.The owner, a 55-year-old woman, was stabbed to death and her jewellery stolen at her home in the northern city of Agra on February 20.Th...

Parrot perched on top after slopestyle heats

Canada's Maxence Parrot scorched the competition in the second heat of the men's snowboard slopestyle on Thursday to book his place in the Sochi Olympic final.

No joke: Monty Python's Flying Circus staging a reunion

London - Rumours about Monty Python’s Flying Circus being as expired as that stiff bird in the classic dead parrot sketch are apparently highly exaggerated. But former member Terry Jones has spilled the beans about a possible reunion.

Man busted for smuggling eggs of rare bird species in underwear

Customs authorities in Zurich, Switzerland seized a man, apparently a bird specialist, who was smuggling the eggs of protected parrots in his underwear, whilst traveling the world and trading them.

Swedish man dies of rare parrot fever, eight others infected

A man in the southern region of Sweden has died of parrot fever, a rare disease. Several people who spent time with the man during his illness are now also reported to have been infected.

Police dog eats suspect's pet hamster during drugs raid

Oldham - A police-dog brought to a home in Werneth, Oldham, Greater Manchester for a drug bust, knocked over the suspect's pet hamster cage, chased the hamster, caught it and ate it. A bald pet parrot was also discovered in the raid.
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