Bird-Man of Aberdeen

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We did it, mate!
The Demoman on his feathered friend

The Bird-Man of Aberdeen is a community-created cosmetic item item for the Demoman. It is a large green and yellow macaw that sits on the Demoman's shoulder and wobbles around under movement.

The Bird-Man of Aberdeen has three unique styles. The second style, "Distinguished", colors the bird white, resembling a cockatoo, while "Imbued", the third style, changes the belly feathers to a dull green. When painted, "Distinguished" bleeds the entire bird the same color, aside from the tail- and head-feathers, and "Imbued" colors the belly feathers duller than that of the rest of the bird's feathers.

When players equipped with this item kill an enemy unassisted by another player, the killfeed shows everyone in Pyroland that it gets the assist, with its custom name if it has one.

The Bird-Man of Aberdeen was contributed to the Steam Workshop under the name "Some spare eyes".

Pyroland Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Painted variants

Main article: Paint Can
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Essential
Single colors
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen E6E6E6.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen D8BED8.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen C5AF91.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 7E7E7E.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 141414.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 2D2D24.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 694D3A.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 7C6C57.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen A57545.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen CF7336.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen E7B53B.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen F0E68C.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen E9967A.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen FF69B4.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 7D4071.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 51384A.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 2F4F4F.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 424F3B.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 808000.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 729E42.png
A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 32CD32.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen BCDDB3.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen A89A8C.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 839FA3.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 3B1F23.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 18233D.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen B8383B.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 5885A2.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 483838.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 384248.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 803020.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 256D8D.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 654740.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 28394D.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen C36C2D.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen B88035.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen UNPAINTED.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted
Main article: Styles
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Distinguished
Single colors
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen E6E6E6 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen D8BED8 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen C5AF91 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 7E7E7E Distinguished.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 141414 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 2D2D24 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 694D3A Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 7C6C57 Distinguished.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen A57545 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen CF7336 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen E7B53B Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen F0E68C Distinguished.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen E9967A Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen FF69B4 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 7D4071 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 51384A Distinguished.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 2F4F4F Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 424F3B Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 808000 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 729E42 Distinguished.png
A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 32CD32 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen BCDDB3 Distinguished.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen A89A8C Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 839FA3 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 3B1F23 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 18233D Distinguished.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen B8383B Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 5885A2 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 483838 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 384248 Distinguished.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 803020 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 256D8D Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 654740 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 28394D Distinguished.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen C36C2D Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen B88035 Distinguished.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen UNPAINTED Distinguished.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted
Main article: Styles
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Imbued
Single colors
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen E6E6E6 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen D8BED8 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen C5AF91 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 7E7E7E Imbued.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 141414 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 2D2D24 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 694D3A Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 7C6C57 Imbued.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen A57545 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen CF7336 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen E7B53B Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen F0E68C Imbued.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen E9967A Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen FF69B4 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 7D4071 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 51384A Imbued.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 2F4F4F Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 424F3B Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 808000 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 729E42 Imbued.png
A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 32CD32 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen BCDDB3 Imbued.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen A89A8C Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 839FA3 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 3B1F23 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 18233D Imbued.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen B8383B Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 5885A2 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 483838 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 384248 Imbued.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 803020 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 256D8D Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 654740 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen 28394D Imbued.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen C36C2D Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen B88035 Imbued.png Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen UNPAINTED Imbued.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted

Styles

Main article: Styles
Styles
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen UNPAINTED.png
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen UNPAINTED Distinguished.png
Painted Bird-Man of Aberdeen UNPAINTED Imbued.png
EssentialDistinguishedImbued

Update history

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • The Bird-Man of Aberdeen was added to the game.

June 28, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Bird-Man of Aberdeen was added to the drop system.

July 11, 2012 Patch

August 27, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

February 11, 2014 Patch

  • Changed item type to "Mascot".

Trivia

  • The item's name is a reference to Robert Stroud, a federal prisoner whose work with birds during imprisonment earned him the nickname "Birdman of Alcatraz", despite not being allowed to keep pets during his incarceration at Alcatraz itself.
  • The name also references Aberdeen, a city in northern Scotland.

Gallery

See also