Ladies and gentlemen the bird you see on this man’s shoulder is a parrot. (That much should be obvious.) This variety is known as an African Grey. They’re GREAT birds! I used to own one called Duveen but, that’s a story for another day.
The man and his pet were sitting at the bottom of the entrance to the Park Street subway station here in Boston. He was using his bird as a decoy to lure unwitting people like me close enough to ask them for money.
It worked. As I said, African Greys are terrific!