Suffolk, England – a pair of farmers discovered a beautiful gold and green feathered Macaw in their winter wheat field as they were reaping the crop with their tractor. The two men, who contract with the company GEO E Gittus & Sons, took the exotic bird into the cab with the expectation of returning the bird to its rightful owner.
Macaws are not native to England; they are found in Central and South America. For the time being, they nicknamed the bird “Rio” after the successful 2011 animated film of a free-spirited Macaw named “Blu” who attempts an escape to freedom with his mate “Jewel”.
While they worked, the bird seemed to be quite at ease and was photographed clamping its beak on the steering wheel of the tractor. England can hardly be described as a tropical environment, but “Rio” seemed to be well adapted. In fact, the wife of one of the men said that “Rio” was a “natural operator” of heavy equipment.
After a couple of days, they took “Rio” to a local veterinarian who was unable to locate its owner because it did not have a microchip implant. However, a parrot rehoming service was able to get “Rio” back to its owner.
parrot named ‘rio’ discovered in farmers field in suffolk England