In 2012, Poncho snapped at the press at 87 years of age. The photographer got too close for comfort, and she wasn't putting up with the interviewer's pecking comments.
Her impressive avian CV includes roles alongside Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Doctor Dolittle with Eddie Murphy. The famous bird first came to Britain to film 102 Dalmatians with Glenn Close in 2000.
Deemed too old to make the journey back to America at 75 years old, Poncho retired to Shropshire, UK.
The green-winged macaw entered her 10th decade with a party at her home in England complete with a parrot-shaped cake.
Despite leaving the movie business more than 15 years ago, Poncho is still prone to showing off her diva traits when making her daily visits to her handler's pet store, Beck’s Pets and Exotics.
Her personal groomer said, “Poncho is just a massive princess. She hasn’t flown in about 10 years, but we put that down to her being really lazy. Now she gets carried everywhere.”
I've never been up close and personal to a bird. But this one is rather magnificent, despite her feathers showing signs of grey.
Have you ever lived with a bird?