The Caribbean island nation of Dominica is the only country with a parrot on its national flag. Specifically, it’s a Sisserou parrot, an endangered species found only in the rainforests of Dominica. The flag was designed in 1978 when Dominica became independent from the United Kingdom. At the time, the purple-breasted parrot had its back to the flagpole. Ten years later, the parrot was turned to face the flagpole, which is how it stands today.
Doctor Dolittle’s parrot shares what name with a Pacific Island location?
Previous answer: Paul McCartney was born James Paul McCartney on June 18, 1942.
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