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How Did a Parrot get its Bright Colours?

A myth submitted to the site by Tessa Humphreys

Rainforest in Australia, Australia

A thousand years ago there were three excited baby parrots. They all wondered and asked each other “why are we all green”. So they went to ask their Mum.
Their Mum said “ I don’t know you are just three little green parrots”.

The parrots were not happy being green, so the first bird Amy, went to see a man called, Jack, he painted pottery. So Amy said “can you please paint me orange, red and green”. The orange is to blend in with the sunset, the red is to blend in with the red soil and the green is to blend in with the green leaves."

The second bird called Adam, went to a little native boy and the parrot said, “can you paint me red, coco and silver?”
The last parrot, called Bella went to a little girl that was a very good artist and she said “can you please paint me blue, silver, coco, indigo and violet?”

They had a contest and Bella, the most colourful and brightest of them all won because of course she was the best by far, as she attracted the most friends and also blended in the best in the colourful rainforest. All the parrots wanted to look like Bella and so that is the myth of how a parrot got its beautiful colours.

By Tessa Humphreys
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