Mississippi River Tales Mural

Mississippi River Tales
The Mississippi River Tales is a mural containing 24 panels covering nearly 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) of the 15-foot (4.6 m)-high downtown Floodwall in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It illustrates the history of the area beginning with the Native Americans who inhabited the area between 900 and 1200. Each panel tells a story.
The mural was painted by Chicago artist Thomas Melvin, in collaboration with several local artists, and was dedicated at a public ceremony on July 7, 2005.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River_Tales_Mural

"Nature's River"
Before humans lived in this area, the Mississippi River Valley was a great wide wetland teaming with plant and animal life. The hawthorne plant, with its brilliant blossoms and bright red berries, became the Missouri state flower. The Carolina parakeet, once prevalent in the river valley, had generally vanished by 1900. The last known member of the species died on February 21, 1918, in the Cincinnati Zoo.

Parrot Gargoyles

 Grand Place, Brussels.

 Parrot Gargoyle & Lion Head Frieze At 2101 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Washington, DC).

 Taraval Police Station, San Francisco.

Basilica del Voto Nacional, Quito, Equador.

Woodchester Mansion, Woodchester Park, Woodchester, Gloucestershire, England.

La Cotorra Criolla (cover with parrot)

Pedro Alberto Martínez Conde (1934) is a humorist, poet, writer and comic actor from venezuela, better known with the pseudonym of Perucho Conde.
The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group, known mostly for its 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight," the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. In Venezuela the song became famous the year after and it took the name of “La Cotorra”.
A year later, Perucho Conde made a Spanish version of the song entitled "La Cotorra Criolla", enclosed in his LP album homonymous.

Source: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perucho_Conde