Bird-Man of Aberdeen
The Bird-Man of Aberdeen is a community-created cosmetic item item for the Demoman. It is a large paintable green and yellow macaw that is perched on the Demoman's shoulder and wobbles around under movement.
This cosmetic item has three 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.
The Bird-Man of Aberdeen was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
- The Bird-Man of Aberdeen was added to the game.
- [Undocumented] The Bird-Man of Aberdeen was added to the drop system.
- Added Pyromania cosmetic items to the Mann Co. Store.
- [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.
- Changed item type to "Mascot".
- In the game files, there exists a blue alternative for the BLU team under the name of
demo_parrot_blue.vtf. It's unused as the game utilizes only one texture for both teams.
- 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.