non-language vocals

of a baby parrot

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27 Jun 2022 08:01 a.m.





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Humans have known for thousands of years that parrots have a knack for not only sound but also good communication.

but also mimics the sounds of other species, including humans.

But all the time

The baby parrot's roaring sound had never gone unnoticed.

But some researchers suggest that it may be because the chicks live in the hollows of trees.

No one heard except their parents and siblings.


A team of researchers from the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley in the United States.

working with several research centers in Venezuela

Revealed evidence that a young wild parrot

It has a non-verbal pronunciation but is uniquely similar to that of a human baby.

Researchers have found the baby parrot's singing almost by chance at the Masaguaral Biological Station in Venezuela, where since 1988 more than 10,000 of the smallest green parrots have been studied.

Build a nest for the little birds

and equipped with a small video recording device

To listen to the birds in the nest

Researchers have found that baby parrots tend to talk a lot.

Most of them cry out alone or when their siblings are asleep.

The sound that the baby bird makes is a constant sound.

Some of the sounds are imitated from the parents of the birds.

or other animals in the area

The research team also found that these pronunciations tended to begin at 21 days of age.

Credit : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2022).

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2022.0592