Meet Polly - the talking parrot who refused to chat with Prince Harry

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Prince Harry found himself talking parrot fashion when he met a pretty Polly in the Caribbean - who refused to converse with the royal.

Harry tried greeting the St Vincent parrot - named after the West Indies island where it is found - repeatedly saying the word hello to the bird.

Prince Harry.
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But the parrot, who can say hello and good morning, refused to reply (possibly breaking all kinds of protocol, we might add) and the prince burst out laughing when he heard she was called Polly.

The bird and 25 others are kept at the Nicholas Wildlife Aviary Complex which, since 1988, has maintained a vital captive breeding and conservation programme to safeguard the numbers of the bird.

Prince Harry.
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The aviary lay within the botanic gardens in the St Vincent capital Kingstown, 20 acres of lush, green trees, vegetation and shrubs first laid out in 1765 by General Robert Melville, governor of the British Caribbean islands.

The garden was originally designed as a plant breeding centre, "to provide medicinal plants for the military and improve the life and economy of the colony".

At a second cage, the parrots went wild when Harry approached and started squawking loudly, and screeching "hello" and he said: "They are so loud - it's ear-piercing."

Prince Harry.
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When Harry stuck his finger into the cage one bird went to nip it and the royal pulled back in mock horror and chastised the parrot with the word "naughty".

Standing back to admire the birds, he asked park curator Gordon Shallow: "They are amazing. Do you ever let them out?"

When told they could get aggressive, he replied: "I can tell!"