With apologies to Monty Python

“This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It’s expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It’s a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn’t nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies. It’s rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot.”

Graham Chapman, “Dead Parrot Sketch”, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, 7th December 1969


This was once a Red-rumped Parrot!

Unlike the parrot of Monty Python fame, the reason for this one’s demise is clear …


Female Peregrine Falcon returning to the nest tree, Newstead area, 4th September 2014.


Male Peregrine.


Male Peregrine (at left) departs the perch as the female arrives.




The buff underparts of the female Peregrine are evident in this shot.


The ‘ex parrot’ – remains of a Red-rumped Parrot beneath the Peregrine eyrie.


4 responses to “With apologies to Monty Python

  1. Cec Dennis-Lelean

    Beautiful plumage…

  2. Boom boom!

  3. My initial thoughts before reading the article were that a cat had knocked this unfortunate parrot off. The ending is not so bad considering that this is ” natural” for australia.

  4. Great shots Geoff. Now you’ll need to work something up for the cheese shop sketch…

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