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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday Bird Blogging: Einstein Edition

Shhhhh. Don't tell Sunny the sun conure or Bosco the peach-faced lovebird that I'm posting this video. They get a little jealouse about the ability of other kinds of parrots to talk and "parrot" sounds. Sunny and Bosco do communicate with humans and each other, but they use truly avian sounds and gestures, not words. Their species aren't known for vocalizing or mimicry. They're much better at acrobatics, odd noises, tricks and puzzle solving. We've learned the meaning of their many sounds and they've learned the meaning of a few of ours, but African Greys like Einstein take the cake. They're considered the most intelligent of the parrots. See for yourself. (Hat tip to Bridgett.)

November 18, 2007 at 11:12 AM in Bird Blogging | Permalink

Comments

Truly amazing.

Posted by: Little Birdy | Nov 19, 2007 8:40:26 AM