No, you're not seeing things--that parrot really is upside down.
Have you ever wondered about those squiggly words and letter/number combinations you need to figure out and then type into a box when you register at many online sites lately? They're becoming more and more ubiquitous as many sites and companies now use them to block spam and other illegal postings. They're called captchas, short for “completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart,”referring to the test proposed by British mathematician Alan Turing to determine if a computer can be said to think like a human.
Here is a short article from today's New York Times describing future possibilities we may see shortly, New Puzzles That Tell Humans From Machines.
The parrot image is one that google researchers are testing that requires people to turn randomly rotated images upright; it can be built around a site's theme. It sounds like we can expect more and more different puzzles in the future.