The cyclist's helmet cam video, shot on the streets of Liverpool, England, shows the cyclist chasing after a black Ford he considered to have driven too close and confronting the driver when the vehicle stopped at an intersection, the Mirror reported Thursday.
"Give us a bit more room next time," the cyclist says in the video.
The motorist, who appears shaken, apologizes and explains his situation.
"Sorry I've got a parrot dying on me here," the man says, before opening his jacket and revealing his ailing bird.
The motorist gives a thumbs-up by way of apology and the cyclist replies, "It's OK," before the man drove off.
The parrot in the video appears to be a red-crowned Amazon.