A foul-mouthed parrot, who once told a vicar to f*** off, has been teaching other birds how to swear.
Barney the macaw has refused to clean up his act despite being taken to a language specialist, reports Metro.
His most shocking outburst was when he told a mayoress, a vicar and two police officers to 'f*** off' and called them 'w******' when they visited Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary in Nuneaton.
And the seven-year-old macaw has now been spreading his obscene vocabulary to two other parrots, Sam and Charlie, at the centre.
Owner Geoff Grewcock said: 'It sounds like a builders' yard sometimes when we come in here, what with all the abuse flying about.
"They just sit there swearing at each other now, all kind of foul language - it's unbelievable."
He said the terrible trio's favourite rude words were 'f*** off', 'b*****ks' and 't**s'.
Mr Grewcock added: "These birds can live until they are 70 so there are potentially another 60 years of this to contend with."
Parrot expert Rob Harvey said birds usually talk to get the attention of their owners.
He added: "This case is so unusual because parrots are copying another parrot.