The parrot Wunsy beat him about the head with powerful wing flaps and emitted piercing squawks. The startled attacker tried to fend off the brave bird but abandoned his robbery attempt and fled empty-handed. Neither was hurt in the attack.
After the assault, the man ran off in the direction of Great North Road. He was wearing beige trousers and carrying a dark black rucksack. The police are very keen to trace the suspect and prevent him from attacking anybody else, who might not have a bird to guard them.
African Greys have a wingspan of around 20 inches. They are one of the most talkative parrot breeds and can live up to 50 years.
Long ago, I fell in love with an Australian white cockatoo with yellow feathers on its head. It's lucky I didn't adopt him, because I left the country several years later and couldn't have taken him with me. Have you ever lived with a bird?