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What Kind of Parrot was in A Hard Days Night w/ the Beatles?

Working on the Windy City Parrot website late last night and the movie A Hard Days Night, starring the Beatles came on. I remember going to the Howard movie theater as a sophomore at Sullivan High School in Chicago.

My kinky hair (when I had hair) forced down over my fore head, a turtle neck dickie and bell bottom trousers made me look well, maybe I need to delete that part of the memory.

Anyway, Not really paying attention to the movie on cable but looking up now on then easily following the loose plot . Watching the scene in the bar where Ringo gets himself into trouble (and almost misses the “Big Show”) by throwing darts. The first one lands in a patron’s sandwich. The second dart passes through a bird cage but misses the African Grey parrot.

I’ve tried to do some research on the bird in the scene. No luck. I did find this picture of Ringo with what I think is a Macaw. Tough to tell in the black and white photo.

Any additional information on Ringo and parrots would be welcome. Simple leave a “comment” below.

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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