VS: [Birding-Aus] Mimicry in Australian Raven

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Subject: VS: [Birding-Aus] Mimicry in Australian Raven
From: "Wim Vader" <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 09:38:47 +0100

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Emne: RE: [Birding-Aus] Mimicry in Australian Raven

Hallo all,
When I first came to Norway many years ago there was a man who worked at the 
university in Bergen. He had a tame Common Raven called Kromp that he had 
taught to talk. If I remember correctly the Raven could say several words and 
one or two short sentences. What was even more remarkable was that it had also 
picked up the Bergen dialect. The Raven also made a few TV appearances and 
became quite a celebrity.

Eddie Chapman, Voss, Norway.
Birding Scandinavia
Today's Photo: Common Buzzard

This bird was owned by taxidermist Peter Valeur at Bergen Museum and was called 
Krompen. He 'spoke' better and more articulated than most talking parrots, and 
indeed in the bergen dialect. But then of course most Bergensere are well-known 
to be quite talkative!

                        Wim Vader

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