Parry the Parallel Bird
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Parry the Parallel Bird is an Animal Friend who only appears in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! He is a small yellow bird with a blue head and a white neck-stripe; his blue wing-feathers are tipped with red, and his tail slightly resembles that of a real world Quetzal. Parry's name is a shortened form of the word "parallel" ("to be an equal distance apart").
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Similar to Squawks in Donkey Kong Country's Torchlight Trouble, Parry is an unmountable Animal Friend in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble. Parry's Animal Crate is smaller than the other Animal Friends, given his short size. Parry is only Animal Friend of the game to not have his own Animal Barrel. Parry flies above Dixie and Kiddy Kong and mimics their movements, hence his name.
The Kongs can primarily utilize Parry to get out-of-reach items, such as Banana Bunch Coins, Bananas, or an Extra Life Balloon. In this way, the Kongs can use him to grab out-of-reach items, typically from mimicking their jump movement. Parry is the most vulnerable Animal Friend because he can be defeated by almost every enemy he gets in contact with. Parry cannot defeat any enemy except for Booty Birds, which Parry can defeat by moving into them.
Parry appears in five levels, most of which each have a different level theme: Squeals on Wheels, Rocket Barrel Ride, Barrel Drop Bounce, Ropey Rumpus, and Stampede Sprint. Nearly half of Parry's level appearances are in waterfall-themed stages.
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