Thursday, November 11, 2021

Parrot Bird Academy

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Biodiversity, Wildlife, Nature, Behavior, Nature of Science

Ed Hessler 

"Wild parrots address each other using "'signature contact calls' much like using someone's name to get their attention." But how do they learn do this?

Karl Berg, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, in his study of wild parrots (Venezuela) found that they "learn their names while they're in the nest. They hear their parents using each other's names and begin calling themselves by names that sound similar, but not identical to those of their parents."

This video (5m 47s) from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology's Bird Academy explains.

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