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An iguana parrot was a companion of the pirate captain at the seedy merchants pier and often perched on his shoulder. After a brawl started between the pirates, Zuko and his crew, and Team Avatar over possession of a waterbending scroll, the iguana parrot began fighting with Momo. Both animals attempted to steal the scroll for their respective owners, but the winged lemur managed to outsmart the bird by tangling it up in a flag and pinning it to the mast. Later, when Zhao hired the pirates to blow up Zuko's ship in an attempt to kill the prince, it was the pirate captain's iguana parrot that accidentally alerted Zuko to the pirates' presence aboard his ship. The bird flew away to safety before the ship exploded.
The iguana parrot resembles a cross between a green parrot and an iguana. This creature has feathers and is capable of flight, but also possesses a number of reptilian characteristics as well. It has a parrot-like beak, a feathered tail, and wings ending in claws, and it moves on four limbs when it chooses not to fly. Its feet also seem to lack the reversed toe characteristic of many modern birds, and it has a small dorsal fin on its back.
This flying reptile is temperamental and loyal only to the person on whose shoulder it perches.
The earliest known bird, Archaeopteryx, shares many characteristics with the iguana parrot. In terms of behavior, it is similar to the classic pirate's parrot in that it is loyal only to its owner.
- ↑ Avatar Extras for "The Waterbending Master" on Nicktoons Network.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on Nick.com (link). No longer updated.
- ↑ O'Bryan, John (writer) & Lioi, Anthony (director). (April 29, 2005). "The Waterbending Scroll". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 9. Nickelodeon.
- ↑ DiMartino, Michael Dante (writer) & Volpe, Giancarlo (director). (November 18, 2005). "The Waterbending Master". Avatar: The Last Airbender. Season 1. Episode 18. Nickelodeon.