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Bird's Eye View? Video Captured by Flying Parrot Leaves Netizens in Two Minds

 A recent clip of a parrot flying with a phone while its camera is on is going viral. (Credits: Twitter/@fred035schultz)

A recent clip of a parrot flying with a phone while its camera is on is going viral. (Credits: Twitter/@fred035schultz)

As the camera was on during the flight, the viewers get to see a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the locality.

In the era of movies filled with aerial shots taken from drones and cranes, a video of a ‘bird’s eye view’ may not seem to be something unusual. But what if a video was literally a bird’s eye view, or to be specific, a parrot’s view while it was flying? A recent clip of a parrot flying with a phone while it'scamera is on is going viral on Twitter. Bewildered by the video, netizens poured over all kinds of reactions including amusement and confusion. The video has garnered over 29,000 likes and more than 6,400 retweets.

In the video that was shared by Twitter user Fred Schultz on August 24, a man can be seen running. Next, a bird’s yellow wing appears on the top-left of the phone,indicating that the phone is snatched bythe parrot. The bird then fliesabove the gate of the house andover the road and wires. As the camera was on during the flight, the viewers get to seea ‘bird’s eye view’ of the locality. The parrot finally stops at what appears to be the top edge of a white roof. It againflies back, eventually landing on the top of a car at the end of the video.

As the video started, the man running ahead gives the impression that the bird grabbed the man’s phone on its own. However, many people argued in replies that the phone did not fall midway, which indicates that the phone was purposefully attached to the bird, and the video was not accidental but created intentionally. Reacting to the video, a Twitter user quipped, “Coco gave us a beautiful documentary about the variety of Indonesian roof tiles.”

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Another netizen was sure that the video was actually an animation. She wrote, “Pause and look at the bird wings. They look cutout with harsh edges — there’s no real motion blur. Shadows on the ground and buildings are too sharp.” However, another user pointed out that people attach their GoPro cameras with green macaws to get such footage.

What do you think of the video?

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first published:August 26, 2021, 13:57 IST