Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign certainly does seem to be for the
birds. Just about everybody now knows about the little bird that flew
into one of his rallies and hung out on the podium with him. However,
that is not the only bird to be involved in the campaign. Sir Henry, the
parrot, is actually "working" in a Sanders campaign office in East
Tennessee.

African Grey ParrotAfrican Grey Parrot

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His full name is Sir Henry Gray Poops-On. This is a very apt name since anyone who has spent time with a parrot on their shoulder knows that the birds do a lot of pooping while there. Yes, I know this from personal experience -- I used to work in an office where the boss had a parrot that loved me. I was never able to wear a shirt twice without washing. But I digress. 

Sir Henry hangs out in the campaign office in Johnson City, Tennessee. There he helps start conversations, ease tensions, and periodically exclaim "Feel the Bern!" This last part he does with energetic enthusiasm. Sir Henry actually belongs to Carleen Claybaker, a campaign volunteer. 

Spuddy SandersSpuddy Sanders

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According to USA Today Sir Henry is not the only parrot out there feeling the Bern. Another parrot named Spuddy Sanders is also supporting the campaign. In fact there are enough birds out there stumping for Sanders that there is now a Twitter account named Birds for Bernie.

Birds for BernieBirds for Bernie

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Yes, the Vermont senator definitely seems to have wrapped up the avian vote. Oh, wait. Birds can't vote. Dang!

Sources: USA Today, Twitter, Twitter

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