In Cold Blood

What is the symbolic significance of the big yellow bird?

in cold blood last part "The corner"

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"Throughout his life – as a child, poor and meanly treated, as a foot-loose youth, as an imprisoned man – the yellow bird, huge and parrot-faced, had soared across Perry’s dream, an avenging angel who savaged his enemies or, as now, rescued him in moments of mortal danger." (Capote 266)