African Grey Parrot by Peter Spicer

An African Grey Parrot by Peter Spicer of Leamington Spa with label on the reverse of the case.

Description

Peter Spicer is known for his charming cases containing mainly British species but occasionally he would make something of the exotic variety such as this. African Grey Parrots have been a constant as cage birds and pets since the middle of the 19th century. They are known as one of the best parrots at mimicking human sounds and words. This particular specimen would have most likely been a beloved pet who’s owner wished to commemorate it after death and wanted it done by the one of the heavyweights of British taxidermy.