Rare African parrot pictured fighting off crows in Cornwall

April 4, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

These pictures show a rare African grey parrot standing its ground as it perches on a suburban rooftop – while under siege by two black crows.

(Greg Caygill / SWNS Group)

(Greg Caygill / SWNS Group)

The series of snaps showing the battle of the birds were taken by Greg Caygill while he was out walking in Hayle, Cornwall.

The 58-year-old spotted the parrot sitting on a television aerial – a prime spot also being sought by the crows.

(Greg Caygill / SWNS)

(Greg Caygill / SWNS)

But after a slight skirmish, the parrot successfully defended his territory and managed to frighten off all-comers.

Greg, 58, of Hayle, said: “I was walking and I saw this African grey. He was defending its roof top. It looked like he was protecting his chimney pot.

(Greg Caygill / SWNS)

(Greg Caygill / SWNS)

“He was annoying the two crows that were flying by and pestering him. It’s quite a rare bird – I heard him doing the old wolf whistle and I thought I’d better get the camera out the bag and get a shot.

“The crows came back to pester him quite few times. It was quite comical in a way.”

(Greg Caygill / SWNS)

(Greg Caygill / SWNS)

Greg said that he has seen the parrot since he got a snap of it last week and he believes it to belong to someone in the town.

It is traditionally native to Central Africa.

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