Study hints at why parrots are great vocal imitators
Duke University researchers, in collaboration with an international group of scientists, have uncovered key structural differences in parrot brains that may help explain why this group of bird species can mimic speech and songs so well. Reported in PLOS ONE, these brain structures went unrecognized in studies published in the past 34 years. The results may lend insight into the neural mechanisms of human speech.
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Flapping wings: Clipped parrots will often hang on to a perch, the side of the cage, or a dowel on play gym and flap, flap, flap away. Flapping is an exercise for your companion parrot and can indicate that he needs a little more activity or wants your attention Crest position: Cockatoos, cockatiels, and hawk headed parrots have a wonderful way of showing you how they feel: a head. When the crest is mostly back, with just the tip of it sticking up,…
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How do parrots talk?
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How do parrots 'talk'?
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