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Old 14 October 2014, 01:59 PM
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Mexico Parrot learns Spanish while missing for 4 years

Nigel the parrot left speaking English and returned speaking Spanish.

A British man who lives in Torrance, California has been reunited with his African Gray Parrot that has been missing for four years.

http://www.9news.com/story/life/2014...sing/17236023/
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Old 14 October 2014, 02:11 PM
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a) It was a Norwegian Blue, not African Grey.
b) It speaks Portuguese, not Spanish.

Sheesh, didn't the writers see either of the two documentaries about this story?
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Old 14 October 2014, 02:40 PM
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Beautiful plumage, the Norwegian Blue.

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Old 14 October 2014, 04:18 PM
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*Runs off to google pretty new bird breed, ends up shaking fist at screen.*
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Old 14 October 2014, 04:51 PM
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a) It was a Norwegian Blue, not African Grey.
b) It speaks Portuguese, not Spanish.

Sheesh, didn't the writers see either of the two documentaries about this story?
It may be too little sleep, but I don't remember the Portuguese part of it.

Maybe it didn't run away, it was just pining for the fjords.

When it dies, he can refer to it as an ex-parrot, and he can go to Bolton/Ipswich to replace it.

I'm done.


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Old 14 October 2014, 05:51 PM
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I got mixed up on my parrot memes. I meant to reference the bird Blu from the Rio movies, but he is a Spix's macaw.
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I got mixed up on my parrot memes. I meant to reference the bird Blu from the Rio movies, but he is a Spix's macaw.
Ahh. I haven't seen the Rio movies, so either way it went over my head!
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Old 14 October 2014, 06:47 PM
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I got mixed up on my parrot memes. I meant to reference the bird Blu from the Rio movies, but he is a Spix's macaw.
It happens - From the reference to African Gray v. Norwegian Blue, I was trying to work up a reference to the European v. African swallow bit from Holy Grail, mixing in perhaps some ex-parrot bit, and I just could not make it work.
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Old 14 October 2014, 07:37 PM
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*Runs off to google pretty new bird breed, ends up shaking fist at screen.*
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