Watch as this melodious parrot sings Bon Jovi, The Beatles and Coldplay – while his owner plays the guitar.
Frank Maglio Jr., 55, only discovered his 20-year-old double yellow-headed parrot, Tico, could perfectly carry a tune at the beginning of lockdown.
But since then, the duo have recorded dozens of cover songs including ‘Here Comes the Sun’ and ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ – plus tracks by rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and the Eagles.
Maglio, a music marketing and distribution rep, from Florida, said: “We don’t rehearse.
“I’m in the music equipment side of the industry, so I know how to play a lot of different songs.
“It’s amazing that he stays in tune, but he sort of does the same thing during each song. He can’t sing the words.”
Maglio and his musical bird have been other since 2003.
He added: “Believe it or not, I got Tico at a moving sale in 2003. The woman moving couldn’t take him, so I took him in.”
Tico has a cage, but Maglio says that his bandmate is always free to roam and fly around the house.
“Tico is a really happy bird. He has a lot of freedom,” he said.
“He’s comfortable in his cage, but we do not clip his wings. He can take flight at will.”
Maglio began recording with Tico in order to bring a little levity to people dealing with the Coronavirus lockdown measures.
He added: “The pandemic has been a dark time, and I’m always getting thank yous from people who like my videos. People love our performances.”