Beware the Golden Beak

hectorspinkelbird

This image, as my educated readers will know, is Goya’s ‘Que pico de oro!’ (‘What a golden beak!’), from Los Caprichos – said to depict a parrot holding forth to a group of assembled idiots. Ah, but who is to say that the bird in question is not, in fact, a Bornean Woolah Bird, such as that owned by Hector Spinkel? For more on Spinkel (and his talking bird) see here, and here.

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