Winston Churchill with parrots

Sir Winston never 'owned' a macaw or a cockatoo but according to his daughter The Lady Soames, he did 'own' an African Grey Parrot during the mid to late 1930's. It is also stated that he kept a green budgie in his later life.

March 1946: British statesman Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) makes some chatty new friends during a visit to the home of Colonel Frank Clarke in Miami Beach, accompanied by his wife and daughter. The parrots were brought to Clarke's home from the Parrot Jungle after Churchill expressed an interest in the creatures. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The sulphur crested cockatoo with Sir Winston on the cover of this book 'Chasing Churchill' - The Travels of Winston Churchill, was a resident at 'Parrot Jungle', Miami, Florida, USA.