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.
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.
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.
“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 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.