Meet Barry — an adorable Gloster Canary with a groovy head of hair that looks like a perfectly done bowl cut. "I'm the birb with the fringe!" Barry says on his Instagram bio, where he has more than 2,000 followers now. 

These cute birds are not actually found in the wild. If you go looking for them in the Canary Islands (the place they’re named after) you’ll be sorely disappointed. This variety has more English origins but their Beatles haircut isn’t from a barbers in Liverpool.

Gloster Canaries and their unique hairstyles are the result of selective breeding from a Mrs. Rogerson in Gloucestershire, England. In 1925, she crossed two other exotic birds — a Crested Roller and a Border Canary — to make the stylish bird with hair you see today.

Although they’re known mostly for their mop top, the birds are also held in high regard as avid and talented singers. Their beautiful birdsong has made them very popular among bird lovers around the world. Check out our collection of Barry’s best shots (such as the iconic rainbow bird in the stop spot) and Bored Panda’s interview with his owner too!

More info: Instagram

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Barry The Glorious Rainbow Bird

Barry The Glorious Rainbow Bird

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

Beautiful. I feel like his name should be ringo

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"On the 26th of July we went to a pet shop to look for the perfect bird," Barry's owner told Bored Panda. "We came back on the 27th and thought he was definitely the one!"

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Barry The Gloster Canary Feeling Blue

Barry The Gloster Canary Feeling Blue

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kitcats
Community Member
1 year ago

ooh really pretty colors

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"We believe he is 1 and a half years old but we have no proof (Glosters can live 7 - 12 years)," the owner told us. "There are two types of gloster canaries, one being consorts they are the ones without the fringe and the others are coronas with the fringe and it's pretty obvious which category barry falls under!"

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Mop Top On Display

Mop Top On Display

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Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

"No pictures, please. I must nap."

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"Barry absolutely adores going out in his bird carrier," Barry's owner told Bored Panda. "We will walk around parks and fields and he will tweet and hop with excitement."

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MsM
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1 year ago

Barry the Angry Birb

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"He also loves sitting on the window still and singing," Barry's owner said.

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Norma
Community Member
1 year ago

Barry! are you an evel load?!?!?

Talking about the newly-gained popularity of Barry, his owner told Bored Panda: "I never expected to exceed 1k followers but we love and appreciate every single one of Barry's followers!"

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Even Exotic Birds Get The Message

Even Exotic Birds Get The Message

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Janet Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

😍

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Barry The Bird With Hair

Barry The Bird With Hair

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Ilídio Pinto
Community Member
1 year ago

Hairdresser: How did it look? Me: I can't see shit

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Another Great Angle From Barry The Rainbow Bird

Another Great Angle From Barry The Rainbow Bird

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MsM
Community Member
1 year ago

cool shot

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Just Cute Bird Things

Just Cute Bird Things

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Ellen
Community Member
1 year ago

Look at that cute wittle face, Barry you're a stud muffin!

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The Ultimate Rainbow Bird Pic From Barry The Gloster Canary

The Ultimate Rainbow Bird Pic From Barry The Gloster Canary

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Janet Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

So handsome!!!

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Just Cute Bird Things

Just Cute Bird Things

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Barn Owl Hedwig
Community Member
1 year ago

He is a pretty bird.

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"It's Not A Phase, Mom"

"It's Not A Phase, Mom"

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Lori Berryman
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this he's teen punk goth phase?

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Rachel Sidney Gibson
Community Member
1 year ago

lovely feathers

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Missus Magoo
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1 year ago

What a dude!

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JazzyRuns12
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks like he’s ready to have a rap battle! 🎤

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Ann Marie Weatherhead
Community Member
1 year ago

He even rocks the wet look! Barry, you're too cool for school!

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Rachel Sidney Gibson
Community Member
1 year ago

he Is like sup...

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Doctor who?!
Community Member
1 year ago

I see you down there i seez ya

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Neal Nimmo
Community Member
1 year ago

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Barry The Gloster Canary And His Moptop

Barry The Gloster Canary And His Moptop

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Layla Blank
Community Member
1 year ago

He is so cute! But how do you give a bird a bowl cut???

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A Ball Of Fluff Known As Barry The Gloster Canary

A Ball Of Fluff Known As Barry The Gloster Canary

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MsM
Community Member
1 year ago

Barry Ball

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Barry The Bird With Hair

Barry The Bird With Hair

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