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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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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, shit-a-lot pet. I really admire beautiful birds, but no way would I want to keep one as a pet. :thumbd:
 

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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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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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Supperconductor said:
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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