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First Greek Encounter with a Parrot December 30, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
First Greek Encounter with a Parrot

  In the ancient Mediterranean parrots were an exotic bird. They were rare, they were multicoloured and they could even repeat human words more convincingly than the native mimics: starlings, magpies and nightingales. Understandably, then, when they appeared, they were attention-grabbers. Indeed, in some periods of antiquity Beachcombing can barely read a source without tripping […]