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!

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Barry The Glorious Rainbow Bird

Barry The Glorious Rainbow Bird

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

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Norma
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Barry The Bird With Hair

Barry The Bird With Hair

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Another Great Angle From Barry The Rainbow Bird

Another Great Angle From Barry The Rainbow Bird

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Just Cute Bird Things

Just Cute Bird Things

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Ellen
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Just Cute Bird Things

Just Cute Bird Things

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"It's Not A Phase, Mom"

"It's Not A Phase, Mom"

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Lori Berryman
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this he's teen punk goth phase?

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JazzyRuns12
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Barry The Gloster Canary And His Moptop

Barry The Gloster Canary And His Moptop

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Layla Blank
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Barry The Bird With Hair

Barry The Bird With Hair

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