THIS is the pesky parrot that lets rip with a string of cheeky taxi chants.
The Evening Times revealed yesterday that complaints to Glasgow police about noisy neighbours shouting phrases such as 'Taxi for Govan Road' had, in fact, been traced to a bird.
Now we can reveal it is all the work of Pepe, a Yellow-Headed Amazon, which lives in a tenement in Uist Street, Govan.
It was given to retired shipyard worker John McAlinden by a friend two months ago.
And since Pepe moved into the flat, the parrot – which used to live in a city cab office – has been shrieking taxi bookings.
Mr McAlinden, 55, said: "I had no idea Pepe was this talkative when I took him in. Suddenly, he will just go straight into what we call 'taxi mode'.
"He usually shouts out bookings, like 'Taxi for Penilee' and 'Taxi for Govan'. Sometimes he will talk about 'cab one' and 'cab two' and even says '10-4'. He even shouts 'base' and other taxi lingo.
"I think he has become a bit stressed by moving to his new home, and he has even pulled some of his feathers out.
"But I'm giving him some drops, which I hope will calm him."
Mr McAlinden decided to take Pepe in to keep him company, even though he already has two budgies and a dwarf macaw.
The father-of-four added: "I'm sorry if he has upset neighbours, but I think he is just getting used to his new home. I am sure he will settle down soon."