Amazing talking parrot

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Subject: Amazing talking parrot
From: Ricki Coughlan <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 16:37:12 +1100
G'day bird lovers

This is an interesting link on the powers of parrot mind and speech - at least 950 words in this bird's vocabulary, use of past, present and future tense, making up descriptive phrases. He's invented words like "flied" for "flew" and "pretty smell medicine" for aromatherapy oils. I'm suspicious that it's a hoax, but it is on the BBC News website.

Read more on this amazing bird 3430481.stm

Irene Pepperberg, eat your heart out!

Happy birding

Ricki Coughlan

Belrose, Sydney


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