Escape from Monty Python?

To: "'Robin Eckermann'" <>, <>
Subject: Escape from Monty Python?
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:00:33 +1000

Interesting.  I hope someone can throw light on this.


From: Robin Eckermann [
Sent: Wednesday, 25 September 2013 6:28 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Escape from Monty Python?


Sorry for the lousy photo (taken at distance on mobile phone) - but I was intrigued to find this Galah in the city with a bold label "EX" stamped on each wing ...


Was this an "ex parrot" that came back to life from Monty Python's famous "dead parrot" sketch, or is someone around town marking birds in this new way. It looked as though the marking had been spray-painted with a stencil onto each wing.

Robin Eckermann

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