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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The buskers' life: The street's their stage, our attention their reward

Not all buskers are musicians. Phinneas the parrot has been taught many tricks and sounds by Chris Van Inga. The 19-year-old Congo African Grey parrot has been taught to bark, meow and play dead, and is a willing participant in juggling.