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post #1 of 16 Old 05-13-2005, 6:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bird with a Vocabulary

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Amazing!!
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that was crazy. i was in awe
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No matter how many times I see that, I'm amazed.

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Thats awesome
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Re: Bird with a Vocabulary

Awesome! Thanks for sharing that Niner! African Greys are amazing birds...
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I hope that was some kind of PhD project or something, can you imagine how much time was put into that bird?!



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Gotta be some sort of trick
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Re: Bird with a Vocabulary

No trick ND4. Some species of parrots (African Grey in particular) are very good students of language. However, all parrots belong to that noisy family of "psittacines". Psittacine usually translates into: noisy, throw my food all over the place as far as I can, might sever your finger at any moment, ****-a-lot pet. I really admire beautiful birds, but no way would I want to keep one as a pet.
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Nope, no trick. A woman named Irene Pepperberg has done a lot of research with an African Grey named Alex. Alex is capable of cognitive speech. They are very smart birds.
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Nope, no trick. A woman named Irene Pepperberg has done a lot of research with an African Grey named Alex. Alex is capable of cognitive speech. They are very smart birds.

Who just happens to be a Professor at the University of Arizona here in Tucson. Here's a link to The Alex Foundation which has a lot of info on the subject.

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Re: Bird with a Vocabulary

I saw a nature show where they showed a breed of birds (can't remember which) that mimicks other birds as part of its mating ritual. There was some construction/development going on in the area so the birds were making construction equipment sounds: bull dozer, buzz saws, etc. One of the birds even made a very distinctive call that mimicked a Nikon F3 shutter, apparently, it had been photographed a lot. Amazing stuff.
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I saw a nature show where they showed a breed of birds (can't remember which) that mimicks other birds as part of its mating ritual. There was some construction/development going on in the area so the birds were making construction equipment sounds: bull dozer, buzz saws, etc. One of the birds even made a very distinctive call that mimicked a Nikon F3 shutter, apparently, it had been photographed a lot. Amazing stuff.
Lyrebird perhaps?
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Re: Bird with a Vocabulary

Damn, yeah, I think so. What are you, a naturalist?
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Damn, yeah, I think so. What are you, a naturalist?
Nar its a fairly unique Aussie Bird and we used to have a few in the local zoo when I was a little tacker.
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That was great i love the monkey impression
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