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A special parrot, an umbrella cockatoo, captured the heart Pirate skull head instant pirate just add rum shirt of Blackbeard late in the fall of 1717, in Martinique. He named him Pepe. Before Blackbeard pillaged Charleston, SC, it was said that three more parrots were kept on La Concorde, a French slave ship that Blackbeard would keep and rename as his flagship, ‘Queen Anne’s Revenge’. Two scarlet macaws and a yellow-naped amazon lived on the infamous ship and vied for Blackbeard’s affections, much to the chagrin of poor Pepe. Alas, in 1718, Blackbeard met his bloody end and lost his head at the hands of British sailors near Ocracoke Island. This unlikely rogue pirate.