"Charlie," a 16-year old Lilac-crowned Amazon female parrot, owned by Benjamin Fish of Tamaqua, routinely greets passersby in Tamaqua. "Charlie" has been a staple in Tamaqua over the years, and can state up to 16 phrases to curious onlookers as they pass. Lilac-crowned Amazon parrots are also called Finsch's Amazon and have a very long life span.