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Polly is a green parrot. In Swallows and Amazons she belongs toCaptain Flint, provides the green feathers for the Amazons' arrow flights and likes to say "Pretty Polly", despite Nancy's attempts to get her to say "Pieces of Eight"like a proper pirate's parrot.

For the rest of the Swallows and Amazons Series, Polly signs up with the Swallows as Ship's Parrot and plays an important part in several of the stories.

See also Birds in the books

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