Parrot Helps Solve Murder in Indian City of Agra | TIME.com. I never considered my parrots to be part of my office security system. However, this story may change my mind. It is a sad story, in that a 45 year old Indian woman was murdered. However, in the weeks following the murder, her husband noticed that, when a certain nephew came around, the bird began to screech. Hercules (the parrot) was normally a quiet bird, and it was clear that the bird found the nephew upsetting. Suspicious, the husband reported the incidents to the police, who questioned the nephew and obtained a confession. Parrots are highly intelligent mimics, and they most often learn from situations of high emotion. So, if you can get by my state of the art security system, be careful. My parrot detectives are on the job.