Bird-Man of Aberdeen
This cosmetic item has three styles, named "Essential", "Distinguished" and "Imbued". The "Distinguished" style colors the bird white, resembling a cockatoo, while the "Imbued" style, changes the belly feathers to a dull green. When painted, "Distinguished" paints 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.