[Tweeters] Why do parrots mimic people?

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 06:05:11 PDT 2015


hello everyone,

I shared several videos that feature Disco, the talking budgerigar. Disco
is really quite amazing, but this of course leads to the question: why do
parrots mimic people? Along with those videos, I discuss the scientific
findings for why parrots mimic humans -- in short, it's all about
evolution:

http://gu.com/p/46jv3/stw

tschüss,

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