Let this parrot put your singing voice to shame.
Chico, a nine-year-old yellow-crowned Amazon parrot, can regularly be seen breaking into song at a wildlife park in Boston, Lincolnshire.
The singing bird has recently been wowing visitors by belting out hit tunes by Beyonce.
Footage of Chico performing an incredibly accurate rendition of the artist’s If I Were a Boy has gone viral since being uploaded on social media.
The parrot, who arrived at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park 18 months ago, can be heard hitting all the right notes as he sings the opening lines to the 2008 hit while visitors chuckle in the background.
The talented bird can also mimic other pop tracks such as Poker Face by Lady Gaga, Firework by Katy Perry and You Drive Me Crazy by Gnarls Barkley.
‘After more than 25 years working with these amazing birds, they still never cease to amaze me,’ said Steve Nichols, the park’s CEO.
‘Who’d have ever thought that a parrot would cause social distancing problems due to being so popular?’
Regular visitor Graham Gardner, 54, of Boston, said Chico had proved a star attraction since his arrival at the park.
He said: ‘People can’t get enough of him, there’s always a line of people waiting to see him – it’s like he’s an actual pop star at times.
‘He’ll just break into song randomly and it leaves people in hysterics.
‘He’s actually got a very good voice. Maybe Simon Cowell might get in touch, you never know.’
The yellow-crowned Amazon is able to repeat human speech in a clear voice and can live often up to an astonishing 100 years old.
These birds are native to tropical South America, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago, where they feast on a diet of fruits, nuts, seeds and berries.
Footage of Chico performing the Beyonce track has been viewed over 10,000 times since being uploaded to Facebook last week.
‘Oh wow I love this,’ commented one fan, named Ellie Roby.
Another star-struck viewer, Sophie Taylor said: ‘Please, we need to see and hear more from Chico!!!’
Linda Parker, who has visited the park recently, posted: ‘I’m in love with him, saw him yesterday.
‘He told me he was a good boy then started singing I stood there in amazement’.
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