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Michael Ostrogorsky (The Zen Parrot)
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Attended University of Idaho
Lives in Seattle
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New Blog Post on The Zen Parrot: Maharashtra Parrot Summoned by Cops for Obscenities:
In the annals of parrots in crime, this parrot named Hariyal ranks with the Don Corleones of crime parrots. This story, Say what? Maharashtra Parrot Summoned by Cops for Obscenities, in its entirety, was published on the Pres...
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Pune, India:  In a bizarre case, a parrot accused of "hurling obscenities" at an octogenarian woman was summoned to a police station at Rajura in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district today after a complaint against its owner that he had allegedly tutored his caged pet to do so.

The police was at its wit's end after 85-year-old Janabai Sakharkar accused her stepson Suresh of teaching his parrot 'Hariyal', to shower abuses at her whenever she passed by his house:
In a bizarre case, a parrot accused of "hurling obscenities" at an octogenarian woman was summoned to a police station at Rajura in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district today after a complaint against its owner that he had allegedly tutored his caged pet to do so.
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South Africa's Endangered Cape parrot identified as new species:
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New Blog Post on The Zen Parrot. Sekar the Birdman of Chennai:
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Wild Quaker Parrots of Bullock Neck:
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Brightly colored parrots of the western Amazon basin display a behavior not seen anywhere else:
Brightly colored parrots of the western Amazon basin display a behavior not seen anywhere else
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New Blog Post on The Zen Parrot. Finding the Right Spot. Our Male Blue and Gold Macaw Parrot Aboo:
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New Blog Post on The Zen Parrot: Maharashtra Parrot Summoned by Cops for Obscenities:
In the annals of parrots in crime, this parrot named Hariyal ranks with the Don Corleones of crime parrots. This story, Say what? Maharashtra Parrot Summoned by Cops for Obscenities, in its entirety, was published on the Pres...
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New Blog Post on The Zen Parrot: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha Blue Tara Brazilian:
In Tibetan Buddhism, Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha is an ancient mantra that is related to Tara, the Mother of all Buddhas, and especially to her manifestation as Green Tara. Tara is commonly thought to be a Bodhisatva or Buddha ...
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Our male Blue and Gold macaw parrot Aboo could care less about showers but he loves his blow dry:
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Love it. Diego loves showers, but protests when being blow dried ;-)
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New Blog Post on The Zen Parrot: Sekar the Birdman of Chennai:
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New Blog Post on The Zen Parrot. Coffee Parrot Coffee Red Tail Brand Zygodactyl Blend:
Zygodactyl Blend, the Caffeinated Parrot's very first microroast blend, a full body Full City roast combining the finest Organic, Shade Grown, Fair Trade Ethiopian and Brazilian coffees, in homage to both the birthplace of co...
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  • University of Idaho
    History/Archaeology, 1993
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The Zen Parrot
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Seattle Parrot Wrangler and Blogger. Saving Parrots One Parrot at a Time via NorthwestParrots.org. Online coffee, teas, and bookshop owner via TheParrotCafe.com.
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Archaeologist and Historian. Environmentalist. Parrot Wrangler. Purveyor of Organic Coffee, Teas, and Rare Books at TheParrotCafe.com. Micro-roasting 100% parrot friendly coffee at CoffeeParrot.Coffee. You read that right. Coffee Parrot Dot Coffee. Blogger about Parrots, Politics, and Coffee at TheZenParrot.com. Parrot Videographer. Visit The Zen Parrot's YouTube Channel. Founder and Director of Northwest Parrots Fund, NorthwestParrots.org.
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Two Ph.Ds, History and Archaeology
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Coffee and Books Purveyor. Parrot Wrangler, Blogger, & Videographer
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Wrangling Parrots and Coffee Beans
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  • CoffeeParrot.Coffee
    Coffee Bean Wrangler, present
    Micro-roast Organic Shade Grown Fair Trade 100% Parrot Friendly Red Tail Brand Whole Bean Coffee
  • TheParrotCafe.com
    Purveyor, present
    Purveyor of 100% Parrot Friendly Coffee, Tea & Books
  • Diva Parrot Productions
    Parrot Wrangler, Blogger, & Videographer, present
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Seattle
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Boise, Idaho - Anchorage, Alaska - Hamilton, Ontario
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Photos From June 2014 Wild Parrot Safari
www.brooklynparrots.com

We had a great Wild Brooklyn Parrot Safari this past Saturday. The weather was perfect and the parrots were very active. Thanks to everyone

Indian bird lover hosts hundreds of parrots |
bit.ly

TAMIL NADU, India (CBS) -- An avid bird lover in Chennai feeds hundreds of parrots who visit him in the morning and evening despite the hust

Madrid declares war on plague of raccoon and parrot invaders
www.theguardian.com

Spanish capital to launch cull of American raccoons that can carry rabies, and noisy Argentinian green parrots

Exploring the Strange Origins of the SGV’s Suburban Parrots
mimlay.com

They squawk. They flock. They forage and roost in fruit and nut trees by the hundreds throughout the San Gabriel Valley. But the raucous Gre

Passion For Parrots!
www.huffingtonpost.com

To say that Salvatore Angius has a passion for parrots is an understatement.

Kea killed in 1080 operation
www.stuff.co.nz

Five kea have been killed in Arthur's Pass in an operation attempting to protect the endangered species.

The Final Episode of The Parrot
www.thezenparrot.com

The Pittsburgh Pirate's parrot mascot stars in The Sopranos spoof: Final Episode, The Parrot: Once our parrots discovered that the team masc

Wild parakeets living in Britain to be shot before they become a nuisanc...
www.telegraph.co.uk

Wild parakeets living in Britain are to be culled before they can breed and become a nuisance, the government has confirmed.

Hunting for Baby Parrots in India
www.demotix.com

Wildlife are hunted down for consumption or for sale in the India eastern state of Nagaland. Hunters can make a good living, with some bred

Disposable Parrots, Part Two
www.thezenparrot.com

Get tired of your parrot? Just leave him behind and move out. Sunny is a presumed male Blue Crowned Conure parrot approximately ten years ol

Wild Parrot Mystery on Rikers Island: What Really Happened in 1973?
www.brooklynparrots.com

Until 1972, the monk parakeet (AKA Quaker Parrot) was regarded as no more than a "curiosity" by New York area observers including legendary

Parrot removed from Montreal Biodome after learning too much English - T...
www.thebeaverton.com

MONTREAL - The Montreal Biodome’s Scarlet macaw will be deported to the Toronto Zoo next Friday after she only spoke English during a govern

Wild Parrots Face Tough Time in London's East End
www.brooklynparrots.com

The Isle of Dogs is a small area in London's legendarily tough East End. And unfortunately, things have become very hard for the Isle's smal

Parrots seized from Hyderabad's 'fortune tellers' - The Times of India
timesofindia.indiatimes.com

The city's 'soothsayers' seem to be afflicted by a spell of bad luck, with the forest department officials deciding to crack the whip on the

23 cages filled with parrots, mynas seized in Palawan
www.abs-cbnnews.com

MANILA – At least 23 cages filled with blue-naped parrots and mynas were seized in Narra, Palawan on Tuesday.

Happy 94th Birthday Pete Seeger!
readersupportednews.org

Folk musician and social activist Pete Seeger turns 94 on May 3rd. Please enjoy this video courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife a

PFA Delhi - Rescue 500 Parrots | People For Animals - India's largest An...
www.peopleforanimalsindia.org

PFA Delhi under Saurav and Gaurav Gupta rescued 500 parrots from a roadways bus in Ghaziabad . One smmuggler Ashraf has been arrested under

Pollen Party
www.youtube.com

Red Masked Conures of Long Beach, CA demonstrate interests in finding and consuming pollen.

Seattle Crow Taking a Snow Bath
www.youtube.com

Presented in High Definition. Our Greenwing macaw and Diva parrot Roxanne has a crow friend: Mr. Toad (named for the fact he has one notable

Fox News Hired Sarah Palin For Her Tits
gawker.com

In yet another one of what's becoming a series of bizarre interviews pegged to Fox News Channel's 15th anniversary, fat dick Roger Ailes rev